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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Aug, 2016

    Not as bad as I had heard. It does deal with some interesting subjects, like the limit to power of those who should protect us and how to fight terrorism. It fails on the first issue but brings some interesting points to the second one.

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    The film starts with a scene that recalls 9/11, therefore linking the whole film to the theme of terror. Civilians have lost a lot privacy rights since 9/11 in the name of protection. It…

  • Letter Never Sent

    Letter Never Sent 1959

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Aug, 2016

    Letter Never Sent tells the story of four geologists who are searching for diamonds in Siberia. It is a visual feast, filmed in harsh nature and weather condition and often in long complicated takes. Most memorable though are the shots that look like shadow puppet play, almost two dimensional shots of people against the sky.

    Letter Never Sent is also interesting as a communist film. Compare this to a film like The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). In Treasure…

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  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 1989

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Oct, 2013 14

    I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.

    There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.

    Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire 1951

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 May, 2013 6

    I had forgotten how complex this film was. I saw it some 30 years ago and did not remember much from it. When watching it now I felt like I was left with more questions than answers.

    What I did get from the film is that it is about (among many things) the crashes of desires. Stella wants to please her husband and sister. Stanley wants to have respect and enjoy his life with his wife. Blanche wants to live…