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  • Fellini Satyricon 1969

    ★★★ Watched 21 Aug, 2014

    The imagery in Satyricon is truly powerful. The colorful costumes and the fanciful sets give the film a unique dreamlike style, similar to the one showcased in Juliet of the Spirits. One of the best examples of this superstylized surrealistic approach can be seen early on in a scene in which the protagonist is ascending the floors of a building and in each room there are mysterious characters in eerie situations. And of course the architecture of the building is…

  • In Love We Trust 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Aug, 2014

    With In Love We Trust Wang differs a little bit from his previous output. Although his style fully matured with Drifters and Shanghai Dreams (long gone are the days of his early super low-budget efforts) his usual subjects and characters have remained, until now. Practically every film previous to this one has focused in relatively young people and in social issues (often resulting in censorship by the Chinese government) but In Love We Trust focuses more in marriage/relationship dilemmas and…

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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…