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  • Stella

    Stella

    A general thought: I can’t bring myself to watch Prestige TV, with its season arcs and glacial pace. I’d rather have these standalone stories, a 30~60-minute window of opportunity and experimentation, exhuming vision and auteurism. Between Alan Clarke’s work and the Dekalog, this is by far my favourite form of TV.

  • Night Music

    Night Music

    Hand-painted IMAX frames EAT YOUR HEART OUT NOLAN

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  • Good Time

    Good Time

    About perpetually making the worst possible choice, tangling others into a web of mistakes, and yet only seeing one’s own ill-advised outcome as the ultimate goal, showing no remorse for the fate of those who tag along.

    Good Time has the exact same qualities and pitfalls as the Safdie’s feature-length debut. Its meandering structure has something very appealing, forming the kind of short distance road movie that they do really well. Safdie’s put their character in a situation and figure…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    The 1982 Blade Runner is a hollow film. But this is not a criticism of the film. To me, it's kind of the point. In the search for humanity, in the face of a corporate dystopia, we might find none of it. Or a mere glimpse. And all this hollowness is beautifully rendered through Scott's sense of aesthetic and the very straight-forward detective story.

    Blade Runner 2049 is no different. Technology-wise a lot might've changed, but its roots as an…