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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Last Dance
  • Brazil

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  • The Last Laugh

    ★★★★★

  • The Triple Conjurer and the Living Head

    ★★★½

  • The Doctor and the Monkey

    ★★★½

  • The Devil and the Statue

    ★★★★

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  • Taipei Story

    Taipei Story

    ★★★★★

    Taipei Story

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                                   #467TH Film Of 2020

    My first experience with an Edward Yang work was Yi Yi, which was a film entirely different to anything I’d seen prior and one that moved me a great deal and remains one of my all time favorites. Yang’s most acclaimed film A Brighter Summer Day has long been my most anticipated viewing. Sometime ago I purchased…

  • The Land

    The Land

    ★★★★★

    The Land

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                                   #75th Film of 2022

    Youssef Chahine is a man who understands the human condition like no other except of course Masaki Kobayashi… Additionally, he’s an artist who knows how to shock so masterfully.

    The film’s main theme was a beautifully haunting one, centred around the connection between the people and their land which provides for them and sustains their life force.…

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  • The Last Laugh

    The Last Laugh

    ★★★★★

    The Last Laugh

    I’m afraid I’m going to have to gloss over the greatness of many films in these reviews as I attempt to catch up with my long backlog of reviews.

    The Last Laugh is a technical masterclass, in the sense that every decision made in regards to the camera is perfectly thought out and executed. Ultimately resulting in a beautiful and tragic masterpiece. 

    The ending seems like an attempt from Murnau to convey his ideas through the constraints of oppressive studios, and I feel it’s “fantastical” nature works perfectly in conveying the truth at the heart of Murnau’s message.

  • Good Morning

    Good Morning

    ★★★★½

    Good Morning

    From what I’ve seen so far, Satoshi Kon has a very distinct style of filmmaking.
    And. I. Love. It.

    Wonderful short film which partners well with Perfect Blue.

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  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★★

    La Haine

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                                    #368TH Film Of 2020

    La Haine is a fiery, passionate, powerful and important modern masterpiece. It appears like a film in which everyone working on it truly felt the ideas that the filmmaker was trying to explore and they all went there together. It opens magnificently, and centers around three stellar and very real performances from Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé…

  • Kagemusha

    Kagemusha

    ★★★★★

    Kagemusha

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                                   #363RD Film Of 2020

    Finally I’ve seen a Kurosawa color film! After 12 black and white features I got to experience Kurosawa in color... not that one is better than other, there are 6 films I have ranked above this and they’re all black and white, but it’s still a rather momentum occasion for myself to be able to experience Kurosawa in…