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  • The Master

    The Master 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Aug, 2015

    It is a masterpiece, but what is it? Incredibly elusive and impossible to pin down. The film expresses these questions and ideas of power, ideology, and what it means to be human, but never seeks to answer them or directly comment on them. The film is not a narrative, but a parable. The plot is dreamlike and far from the linear causality of most American cinema. Instead all we seem to have are images which may or may not be…

  • Equinox Flower

    Equinox Flower 1958

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Aug, 2015

    There is only one Ozu. I feel like I need to say more, but can't. Nothing can express the sheer beauty of his films.

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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.