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  • The Man with the Golden Arm 1955

    ★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    In The Man with the Goldern Arm Otto Preminger (Hollywood’s infamous taboo breaker) decides to touch upon the subject of drug addiction in a never seen before style. Depicting the difficulties and desperation of a heroin addict in a realistic and serious tone, the film stands out from other Hollywood productions and feels modern and ahead of its time. The most personal scenes of Frankie (played by Frank Sinatra) trying to readjust to society and staying away from the substance,…

  • The Hunt 1966

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Oct, 2014

    The action of La Caza takes place in a deserted region, where our protagonists (veterans of the Civil War) go hunting for rabbits. The territory is dry and vast. Years ago it was a battle field, now it looks more like an alien landscape. Seeing the science fiction talk between two of the men, we could also compare the area with a Twilight Zone of some sorts.

    The rabbit hunting is filmed in an unusual documentary style, almost resembling war…

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  • 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 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…