Chris πŸ¦‘

Chris πŸ¦‘

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Favorite films

  • The Death of Louis XIV
  • Life on Earth
  • When I'm Sixty-Four
  • Benediction

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  • Tom of Finland

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  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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  • Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

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  • Twenty Years Later

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  • Memoria

    Memoria

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    β€œand then it shrinks.”

    Forgive me as this probably sounds like a huge stretch and I’m likely only thinking about it because of my love for both directors but I can’t help but be reminded of the work of Andrzej Ε»uΕ‚awski… something I really connect to in much of his films is how he seems to have his characters externalize their thoughts, feelings, etcβ€”everything that could possibly go on inside a human mind, especially one in distressβ€”to the point where…

  • Lion of the Desert

    Lion of the Desert

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    really a fascinating movie. to work within the framework and aesthetics of dominant western filmmaking (especially taking war films as a whole into perspective), from the operatic scope and melodramatic beats signaling hope and grief all the way down to the way the entire film is shot and of course the cast of international white stars rather than actual libyans, and repurpose the toolset for a film in celebration of resistance against colonialism by any and all means necessary. i'm…

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  • Tom of Finland

    Tom of Finland

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    β€œMake sure everyone knows we exist. Promise me?”

    Unapologetically hagiographic, which I can mostly forgive when it’s someone who represents so, so much more than himself as a person, whose work has taken on meaning beyond his life (β€œTom of Finland lives”). That’s kind of a cop out though and I think I just wanted more from this. If you’re gonna do a straightforward biopic then at least present a more nuanced portrait, if you want to do a praise-filled tribute to a legacy then make it a little less paint by numbers, you know?

  • Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

    Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

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    Kind of obsessed with the Lore of Gamera… Mysterious Atlantis civilization creation communicated with via a preteen girl holding a metal claw and it flies around with rocket thrusters or like a flying saucer and also it serves as a solution to the problems caused by the arrogant pursuit of progress (climate change, weapons of mass destruction, hazardous chemical compounds with a half life of thousands of years… all of it)

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