Eliecer has written 6 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Guernica

    Guernica

    ★★

    "The Italians were the first to bomb human beings from the air, when they bombed Libya in October 1911, just a few years after Leopold was removed from the Congo. Some newspapers complained. The Daily Chronicle described the scene vividly: ‘Non-combatants, young and old, were slaughtered ruthlessly, without compunction and without shame.’ The use of the legal word ‘noncombatants’is significant. The editor of the paper – Robert Donald – tolerated war, but not slaughter. The Italian air force, which saw…

  • Jean Eustache's Wasted Breath

    Jean Eustache's Wasted Breath

    ★★★★½

    "[Referring to photographs]
    In 1959, just after his electrician's diploma...
    [...] This one is in 1975 in America...
    [...] Jean in a tuxedo... very odd...
    [...] This one is much older, from the 'Cahiers' period.
    I'll keep this one, because it's more...
    when Jean wasn't so worn...
    I prefer to remember people when they were well, not later."

  • The Chess Players

    The Chess Players

    ★★★★

    Fucking limeys, man...

  • State Funeral

    State Funeral

    The latest film by one of the premier contemporary rara avis anti-communist filmmakers. Among his type, he has made the distinction of wistfully calling for anti-Soviet Nuremberg-style trials without a hint of irony but plenty of historical amnesia. One of those dumb films that is its own synopsis and creates its own controversy, and the latter becomes very clear once you see the cut and dry propaganda film its footage is taken from.

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★

    “During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their death, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names to a certain extent for the “consolation” of the oppressed classes and with the object of duping the latter, while at the same time…

  • This Side of Paradise: Fragments of An Unfinished Biography

    This Side of Paradise: Fragments of An Unfinished Biography

    Further proof that cinema, the history, production, and reception thereof, was only ever thoroughly bourgeois in the home movies of Jonas Mekas.