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  • Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance

    Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance

    ★★★★

    Beautiful and crazy. In neither respect does the film match its predecessor, but that’s ok, almost no films do. This remains a good time and well worth watching.

    Building a franchise after a successful film is a very tricky business.

    The past is littered with failures, and until recently the notion that a sequel might actually be decent was mainly an exercise in hope. This is why when we have long-running series like the Bond films, or Zatoichi it’s remarkable.…

  • 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

    2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

    ★★

    I enjoyed this slightly more than Made in U.S.A. The story was less clichéd and I don’t think I’ve ever seen prostitution presented this coldly. Still, it was a struggle to get through.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that I just don’t enjoy deconstructionist cinema, or at least this deconstructionist cinema, very much.

    If Jean-Luc Godard was tired of narrative filmmaking, why should I invest in the semi-narrative film he made?

    I have a feeling I won’t enjoy the rest…

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  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    An unbelievably complex and beautiful film. Full of incredible cinematography and amazing performances. This film completely captivated me; I absolutely loved it.

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  • Letter Never Sent

    Letter Never Sent

    ★★★★★

    A marvelously gorgeous film that also managed to expose me to a new perspective on this period in the history of the Soviet Union. Unbelievably well made and impressive, I highly recommend this film to anyone who likes looking at incredible things.

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