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  • Skeletons in the Closet

    Skeletons in the Closet 2010

    ★★★ Watched 08 Jul, 2014

    Ok little doc on the history of J-horror. It's a mix of interviews, footage from films, and dramatic reenactments. Plays like a silly History channel docu, but still interesting regardless.

  • I Lived, But...

    I Lived, But... 1983


    The title of this film is actually "I Lived, But..."

  • May Love Be Restored

    May Love Be Restored 1980

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Jan, 2014

    Interesting little melodrama about an affair between a prostitute and a trainee monk who once knew each other when they were young and are now reconnected.

  • Remember the Night

    Remember the Night 1940

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Dec, 2013

    Great film featuring the first pairing of Mac Murray and Stanwyck and the last film penned by Preston Sturges before he realised that the only person that should be making his screenplays into features is himself. An overlooked holiday gem.

  • Effi Briest

    Effi Briest 1974

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Aug, 2013 2

    It is strange that most things in my life may aptly be described as "almost".

  • A Scream from Silence

    A Scream from Silence 1979

    ★★★ Watched 28 May, 2013

    Directed by Anne Claire Poirier. 1979

  • Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

    Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 2012

    Watched 05 May, 2013

    The common misstep with most horror sequels is that the filmmakers, writers or whoever feel that they need to treat their audience like idiots. Granted, the majority of which is completely idiotic, but the only people that may have had interest in this would be the people who actually cared for the first film, a film which I actually liked. Where the first film left things ambiguous with room for interpretation, the second destroyed that creativeness and replaced it with…

  • Johanna

    Johanna 2005

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2013

    The fact that Bela Tarr was one of the producers on this film has always made me very curious to eventually check this out. Now that I have, I wonder what peaked his interest in drug addict opera.

  • Hero of the Red Light District

    Hero of the Red Light District 1960

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2013

    Also know as Hero of the Red Light District or Killing in Yoshiwara, Tomu Uchida's film come close to an adaptation of the same source as Renoir's La Chienne and Lang's Scarlet Street.

  • Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings

    Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings 2004

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2013

    With the conclusion to this extremely enormous film, I've come to realise that this is the finest achievement in all of cinema.

  • Ashes and Snow

    Ashes and Snow 2005

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Feb, 2013

    Cinema as poetry. Since Tarkovsky, there hasn't been a film that is as moving as this. This is a film that reaches into the mind and soul.

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Dec, 2012 3

    I often come across some slightly ignorant listings on letterbox, but none both ignorant and disrespectful at the same time. This great film by Lav Diaz is not just a 'long film' as the description above states. It's much more. If any fine member of letterboxd can fix the description by adding this accurate synopsis of the film that would be great:

    Telling two seemingly unrelated tales, it is a grand meditation on the roles of the artist, the prophet…