Each second of this simplistic behemoth of a film contains poetry in the images that are displayed on the screen, the sounds that invade the frame (and what's outside the frame), and each line of dialogue. Told through a surreal and non-narrative structure The Man Who Sleeps captures the sense of existential dread, loneliness, and nihilism like no other film does. It is tedious, painful, and even boring at times. I had to pause it several times during the first…
So basically every story in this anthology plays out in the exact same way:
-Introduction of characters
- A bit of walking around
- Some groovy camera angles to enhance the found footage feel
- The teeniest tiniest bit of suspense
- Some yummie and scrumptious gore
All in all there were two stories I really liked, the third one because it is rather insane and the fourth one because it is actually creepy and weird. The rest is instantly…
Julie (en 12 chapitres) is the alternative straight forward title preferred; unless this title is more of what Julie thinks of herself or what she’s projecting.
In the opening scene of “chapter 12 Everything Comes To An End” we see Julie accompany a deteriorating Aksel to his childhood home his family moved into when he was 8. While taking snapshots of Aksel, Julie asks him what he remembers and he says, “I remember these colours. They were always my reference when I…
If we are condemned to waste our lives through failure to live up to our own expectations, let us at least waste our lives in the company of those we love.
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” idles its engine over three hours with a melancholic poetry of language and tone. Referencing works of profound stasis, such as Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” and Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” it reminds viewers of the pleasant defeat to be found in waiting.
“Car” stars Hidetoshi…
People spend their whole lives forming bonds with each other. Some of those bonds are permanent, others fleeting. Some bonds simply do not last at all, some only get stronger over time, some unfortunately have the sour luck of hanging by a thread while slowly crumbling like walls subjected to acid rain. Rarely does a relationship remain unchanged throughout its course.
This dynamic nature of relationships is fueled entirely by people going through trials and tribulations with each other and…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Another masterpiece from Bruno Durmont. How does he do it? The man is a gift from God.
Humanity is about the investigation of a rape and murder of a 11 year old girl. A child like and ultra introvert police detective Pharaon De Winter investigates the crime. He is so full of empathy that he can't get over the fact that someone could do something like this. The film ends up being more of an investigation of Pharaon than the…
New French Extremity
This is one of the best slow-paced “thrillers” that I've seen in terms of how much build-up there is or the somewhat lack thereof the climatic narrative points in the story because at first glance, in the first 50 minutes of the movie, it's quite relaxed and while there is the odd thing here and there but for the most part, it’s quite serene & tranquil and coupled with the camerawork and editing with the constant…
The surprise hit from Korea. At first I didn't think much about it, I watch this film (actually a miniseries, but I see miniseries as long films) and ... well, you can tell from the rating.
Some films can hardly be put into words. Some films can only be felt. When I saw Suid Game, I felt everything. Fear and grief. Joy and serenity. Anger and hatred. My eyes partially filled with water. The names of the characters are still…
BASED VON TRIER DELIVERING WHAT THE AUDIENCES WANT AND WHAT THEY WANT IS SEEING CHILDREN GETTING MURDERED WHICH I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT IT SOUNDS PRETTY EPIC TO ME NOT GONG TO LIE
When I first watched The House That Jack Built (2018) (Dir. Lars Von Trier), I called it “a masturbatory, overly self-indulgent, and has the level of pretentiousness-ess equivalent to a person shouting at you with 100 megaphones and at 10 meters in front of you saying…
TIME IS INCHING TOWARDS OUR INEVITABLE DEATH
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 not """""""""""""""Cinema""""""""""""""" 4:3
Academy 35 mm - shot on film (NOT DIGITAL!!!!!)
# of lady boners & orgasms: (I only feel arousal when watching true kino [kinosexual]): 13
REVIEWER IQ: 25
Wow. What an avant-garde indie film. I was utterly blown away by the kinomatography/camerawork, lighting, set design, framing, composition, visual motifs, colour palette, editing, and mise-en-scène. Incredible & enthralling performances. The film was up there with underrated & overlooked classics…