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  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway 1997

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 May, 2015

    David Lynch is one of the weirdest directors around. I don't mean that his films are incredibly weird (which they are), but that he as a person is incredibly weird. Case in point:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioKyxGkBRro

    He is also, however, an incredibly brilliant filmmaker. The movie makes no sense and yet it makes complete sense. You leave the theater with a distinct impression, a certain psychological feeling that nothing else can quite evoke. While much less pointed than some of his other works like Blue Velvet the film is no less brilliant.

  • Kwaidan

    Kwaidan 1964

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 May, 2015

    Stunning. One of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. Perfectly makes the case for mood over dense plotting. Also one of the best uses of a soundstage in cinema. Reminds me of how Welles was able to use it to brilliant effect in Macbeth.

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  • Mother

    Mother 2009

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2015

    This film is perfect. Honestly one of the best things I've seen in a long while. Especially for movies that are so focused on narrative. Tarantino likens Bong to Spielberg in the 70s and it's not hard to see why. Bong understands perfectly how to effect the audience. The films is constantly witty in a very visual way and the story fucks with your narrative expectancy. The opening and closing sequences are perfect and abstract in a way that compliments…

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance 2002

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Feb, 2015

    Wow. Possibly even more stylistically impressive than Oldboy. Park plays with your expectations at every turn and handles all the various elements of the story very delicately. No detail or piece of characterization is unimportant to the plot.