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  • Safe Journey 1993

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    Baraka, the Gypsy musical version. We get to know the history of the Roma people, their musical and dance culture and how they have had to suffer through history. The focus in mainly though on their happiness and creative force.

    Stunning film with scenes you will never forget. Is it a documentary, a musical or something else? Who cares? It's brilliant. That's what counts. And more importantly, it's important because it teaches people about the beauty of the Gypsy culture,…

  • Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Sep, 2014

    One of the best film ever made. What a daring answer to Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The theme is as dark as they come but for some reason Allen manages to find a ray of hope in all of it. I remember when I saw this for the first time at cinema. The end stunned me. I was speechless. My first reaction was, NO you can't do that! No, you can't!!! But the honesty of it all stayed with me and has…

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  • The Turin Horse 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2013 3

    Béla Tarr is a hit and miss with me. This is, IMO, his best film. Simplicity becomes him! We have everything from a Béla Tarr film here, the wind, things blowing all over the place, long takes, beautiful black and white cinematography, dirty people, even dirtier animals, repetition of things, filmed from a different view, hopelessness and a dystopian world. Here Tarr's style works perfectly for the story.

    There are going to be SPOILERS from here on!!!

    What we have…

  • The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover 1989

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Oct, 2013 11

    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…