Srdjan Stijak

Srdjan Stijak

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  • The Room

    The Room


    "So bad, it's good"

    One hears this often, but nothing quite fits the bill as much as this disaster. Some of the moments were dumbfounding, like the fact that Wiseau actually left out of focus scenes in the final cut. He might very well be the worst actor that I've ever seen, watching him interact with other actors felt extremely awkward. The entire film feels like a terrible accident that you can't look away from and once you see no…

  • One More Time with Feeling

    One More Time with Feeling


    “Because someone’s gotta sing the stars
    And someone’s gotta sing the rain
    And someone’s gotta sing the blood
    And someone’s gotta sing the pain”

    The film is centered on the creation of a new album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The album is called Skeleton Tree, I highly recommend giving it a listen. It’s a portrayal of Cave’s, and to a lesser extent Warren Ellis’, creative process by showing them compose and perform in the studio, with voice-over narration…

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  • I Am Cuba

    I Am Cuba


    Mikhail Kalatozov’s "Soy Cuba" is anthology of 4 stories set in 1950s Cuba just before the revolution broke out. First 2 stories show everyday life in Cuba with its beauty and struggle, one follows a young girl who has to resort to prostitution, the other shows the life of a family living on a sugarcane plantation that’s been sold to an American company. These two stories set up the reasoning behind the revolution, the misery and sadness that’s hidden behind…

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden


    The controversial film from Korean master Chan-wook Park evokes the sexiness of Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue is the Warmest Colour" and Park's own signature violence and thrills. Set in the 1930s Japanese occupied Korea, it's a story of a young female pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri) who becomes a handmaiden to a beautiful Japanese heiress (Min-hee Kim). However, she must manage to convince the heiress to marry a conman (Jung-woo Ha) who poses as a count, for which she will get a chance…