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  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    ★★★★½

    94%

    Between the two Kim Ki Duk films that I have seen so far (The other one being the notoriously controversial Moebius), his use of violence truly fascinates me. Moebius was one of the most physically painful cinematic experiences I have ever had as opposed to the meditative, almost poetic depiction of violence in this film. Either way, it's used to delve deep into the human psyche.

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter,.. And Spring somehow encompasses the entirety of a human…

  • The Distance Between Us and the Sky

    The Distance Between Us and the Sky

    ★★★★

    A beautifully written interaction between two strangers. Well-perfomed and well-shot.

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    It gets better and better and better every single time. More than watching Kubrick ever-so-subtly slap patriarchy and male previlege on the face, the clues and mysteries that he leaves behind make this one of the most rewatchable movies ever. If it weren't made by someone who makes masterpieces on a daily basis Eyes Wide Shut wouldn't have been this underrated. Such a sexy, dreamy, political, magnificent, feminist beast!

  • Trance

    Trance

    ★★

    40%


    I can't think of the last time I saw a screenwriter and director fail so spectacularly. Trance is an incredulously incoherent mess. Tonally, thematically, and narratively. (No, you can't get away with it by calling it a trance)

    The writer wrote the role for Fahadh Faasil to "act" and completely forgot to create a good character. But, a film doesn't need a tangible character if it is a deliberately preposterous work (like Double Barrel) but this isn't that either.…