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  • Arnulf Rainer

    Arnulf Rainer

    If cinema is light and darkness is this, a 'flicker film' that alternates between white and black frames, cinema? Moreover, if cinema is sound and silence is this, a slalom between white noise and silence, cinema?

    These are two questions that Kubleka means to ask by reducing cinema to its most fundamental components and testing them. In such, the expressive nature of a more full and traditional kind of cinema is stripped away as we're forced to ask if this…

  • Our Trip to Africa

    Our Trip to Africa

    Without diegesis, a strict and cohesive space, narrative or atmosphere, Our Trip To Africa seems to bring a discordant vision of an African safari vacation to the screen. In such, without any synced, or particularly sensical, sound this depicts various snippets of hunting scenes spliced into voyeuristic shots of African natives. The lack of harmony and the radically disparate 'spaces' (which are implied through montage and sound) in this film seemingly comment on the travelogue and ethnographic film, insinuating that…

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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    This is an awesome movie - the second best or maybe the best superhero film ever made (second to, or just beating out, the first Spiderman). There are a plethora of things that make this movie great, all of which come together as a perfect showcase of an epic melodrama. To start we have to look at Raimi's direction: utter genius. Spiderman 2 is, in my view, Raimi's Goodfellas. Whilst Spiderman isn't as polished and squeaky clean as Scorsese's mob…

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    This is a somewhat rare movie. I sat in the small, few dozen seat cinema having not read or heard anything about this film, expecting a novel-esque costume picture or maybe a complex tale of revenge - of which I've grown to know Park Chan-wook for having only seen his Vengeance Trilogy. However, what I got was, and still is, quite hard to put down in words.

    First and foremost I have to say that this is an utterly hilarious…