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  • Dogville: The Pilot

    Dogville: The Pilot

    ★★

    For von Trier enthusiasts.
    This is a collection of scenes made as proof of concept of the Dogvile script and technique. In Danish.

  • A Game with Stones

    A Game with Stones

    ★★★½

    Beautiful exploration of time and solidity - with a surprising amount of playfulness. Svankmajer is masterful in his timing, precision and ability to create emotional narrative out of something which has no traditional story.

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★½

    I'm surprised I liked it given the general consensus that this film was a bust.

    It's just got a different tone - it's own tone. And that kind of thing can turn some people off. This film bathes itself in it's own mood, in it's own juices, in it's own blood - and as such, it's obviously very self obsessed and overdone - but that's not a bad thing. I respect that the film is it's own trip - with…

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Is this a Rust Cohle flat circle or another Lost Highway?

    There's so much going on here and it's difficult to decipher. Here we are in this tale - with doppelgangers, voyeurism, sexual deviance, unremembered pasts, cyclical histories doomed to repeat...

    We are in chaos it seems.
    From the opening title card about 'Chaos being undeciphered order', through all the backdrop chalk sketches on Adam's chalkboard. It's because we're in it - that we don't understand it.

    Another theme here…