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  • The Song of Bernadette
  • A Canterbury Tale
  • Under the Bridges
  • Parsifal

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  • Oyuki the Virgin

    ★★★★

  • The Other Woman

    ★★★★

  • The Silent World

    ★★★

  • Brother

    ★★★½

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  • Oyuki the Virgin

    Oyuki the Virgin

    ★★★★

    Mizoguchi departs from one of the most literal and overwritten script adaptations of Maupassant’s 'Boule de Suif' and proceeds to film the world in the most beautiful and ascetic manner possible. His main concerns of stoic ethics, resilient woman and heavy martyrdom are all present, and his fascination with the two main characters is felt. I love how every composition on this film feels more fresh and unique than any other film I can think of.

  • The Other Woman

    The Other Woman

    ★★★★

    A late familiar melodrama by Naruse that is filmed with striking mastery in all fronts, the great eye for human relations (particularly the chemistry in each social and familiar nucleus), the incredible proximity with each character (we watch them drink, undress, sing, cry, scream), the astonishing dynamism between shots (the depth of field either explored diagonally or vertically), the imaginative mise en scène (all those triangulations) and the wonderfully lit shots (the colors and the art design)… Particularly bitter and harsh.

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  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    Where Is My Friend's House?

    ★★★★½

    one of the most diligent films ever made, a painstaking coming of age odyssey with an incredibly expansive symbology: everything here is absolutely essential, a boy whose back hurts because he needs to help his father by carrying milk, some brownish red pants, a gust of wind in the backyard, the windows' reflex on the walls... it's all very potent, these signs aren't there for mere narrative development, they address a much bigger spectrum where politics, economics and metaphysics collide.…

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★½

    time also makes me scared and i always feel like everything is moving way too fast and i don’t want to get older and i am afraid i will be ugly and lose my mind and get sick and see people i love die and i also feel like there are many memories that i will never be allowed to have and i also want to be connected to something bigger and i forgot the words that translate how i…