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  • The Doors

    The Doors

    ★★★½

    Like a dog without a bone
    An actor out on loan.
    Riders on the storm...

    The Doors are perhaps my favorite band in the entire world. Their songs are pure poetry, and The Doors will always be remembered for the legend: Jim Morrison. Oliver Stone's title is rather misleading ... It's not predominantly about The Doors but rather a study on Jim Morrison and the wild and crazy side of him. Jim (played by Val Kilmer) takes us on an…

  • Our Time

    Our Time

    ★★★★½

    Our Time is perhaps Reygadas’s most conventionally realistic work, predicated on the breakdown of an open relationship where one partner transgresses by holding secrets and falling in love outside the marriage. Despite Our Time lacking in the spiritual and existential breadth of his previous masterpieces. The film is just as beautiful as his other work (perhaps his most beautiful to date) and enhances a relatively uninteresting story into a marvelous, exploration into jealousy, fidelity, and love with Reygadas and his…

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  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    Well, it's that time again! My annual viewing of Satantango is here ...

    Satantango is quite possibly the greatest film ever made. The film is a religious experience; an odyssey into a world bereft of beauty. Satantango is a film to be seen, witnessed, and felt! It revolves around the lives of villagers in a small-town, as they’re faced with greed, deception, betrayal, and loss. Tarr's cinematography here exceeds anything else ever captured on celluloid -- few movies are able…

  • Landscape in the Mist

    Landscape in the Mist

    ★★★★★

    "If I were to shout, who would hear me out of the armies of angels?"

    Landscape in the Mist is the second Angelopoulos film I delved into today along with 'Eternity and a Day' - Angelopoulos may just be one of the greats!

    Deliberate emotional complexity -- Landscape in the Mist is a difficult film to watch in many areas yet is a truly unforgettable experience. I found myself deeply moved by the damage inflicted to these children in the…