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  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★★

    Seen at the gorgeous Cinematheque in Luxembourg

  • Aśoka

    Aśoka

    ★★★

    Massively uneven, with diminishing returns as it goes along. The love story being ditched halfway is an (unintended) indication of how it doesn't work. Good songs though. I did like the visualisation of Buddhistic realisations. And where else can you find battle scenes interspersed with shots of groups of ducks filling the screen?

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  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★½

    Lucas goes full opera and when it works it's glorious in both form and symbolism, like in the fight between Yoda and Palpatine cut with the fight between Obi-Wan and Anakin, democracy being dismantled in one and the world both ablaze and falling apart in the other. But again the opera is partly sung with voices incapable of opera, and the flat and sometimes flatly illogical dialogue undercuts the drama in ways that I can't always ignore (Younglings! High ground!…

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    An Autumn Afternoon

    ★★★★★

    "Did you go to a funeral?"
    "Something like that."