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  • The Tiger of Eschnapur

    The Tiger of Eschnapur 1959

    ★★½ Watched 06 Apr, 2015

    The Tiger of Eschnapur was probably seen as “exotic” at the time of its release, but nowadays it just feels a bit dated. The film’s naïve wonder for colorful adventures might work for Powell and Pressburger, but I have come to expect something different from Lang. I did like the scene with the lepers, but that’s probably because it clashes with the overall tone of the rest of the film.

  • Four Lions

    Four Lions 2010

    ★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2015

    Maybe my expectations were too high, but this felt like a pilot for a TV series that the BBC didn’t bother to pick up.

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  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory 1957

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2013 3

    Stanley Kubrick covered various and different genres through all his career, from film-noirs like The Killing and Killer’s Kiss, to big epic spectacles like the historical Spartacus and the futuristic 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, and also covering the horror and psychological thriller genres, among others. Although I’d say that one of his bigger inputs was in War Films, going back to this genre multiple times, firstly with the amateur Fear and Desire, then with Paths of Glory and ultimately,…

  • The Master

    The Master 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2013

    Wow, what a film, watched it last night, but I needed to digest it a little more to make a review. The Master is probably the most ambiguous film I have seen in a while, and it has obviously led to a lot of confusion. And no, I can't say that I have fully understand it, but here are my thougts:

    I can't help myself but to see some similarities between aspects of the film and Freud's theories. In the…