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  • The Noose
  • The Naked Island
  • Twenty-Four Eyes

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  • The Insect Woman

    ★★★½

  • The Eve of Ivan Kupalo

    ★★★★

  • The Train

    ★★★★

  • A Spring for the Thirsty

    ★★★★

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  • The Insect Woman

    The Insect Woman

    ★★★½

    "The Insect Woman" ('Incest Woman', like I would to call) is a character study of a woman (Sachiko Hidari) over a period of time. We see her life from the moment of birth till the end (of the film), trying to survive in a male dominated society.

    In that time, we are shown the changing times (war, politics, capitalism, protests etc). Whatever changes, her life doesn't. She remains the same by adapting to the constant changes over time. Imamura's use…

  • The Eve of Ivan Kupalo

    The Eve of Ivan Kupalo

    ★★★★

    Haunting visuals, surrealistic storytelling with hidden (definitely not) political motifs are what Yuri Illienko's parables are all about. This film is the full embodiment of his ideas. There are numerous scenes in the film we may never fully understand but we could just sit and let the scene flow, as it was meant to be. The beauty of the images are quite astonishing and breathtaking. Just watch this film and you would never be bored.

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  • Le Bonheur

    Le Bonheur

    ★★★★½

    The first movie that came to my mind after I entered into this movie is "Picnic on the Grass (1959)" by Jean Renoir. Suddenly a few minutes later, there is a scene where Renoir's movie is shown on T.V. Coincidence? I think not. Renoir was an inspiration for so many directors & so he must have influenced Agnès Varda too.

    Renoir's movie was a satire about how man is infatuated with science and how far he is willing to go to…

  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    ★★★

    Predictable & a mildly entertaining show. After six episodes, the series kind of becomes lame. It tries to do too much & deviates away from the subject. Worthy one time watch.