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  • News from Home

    News from Home

    ★★★★★

    I recall seeing a review on this site recently that mentioned how much Chantal Akerman lets us into her life through her movies. As cinematic experiences go, her filmography is one of pure intimacy, the kind that helps me connect with her perspective on life more so than most other directors that I can think of.

    News from Home is one that has grown on me ever since I first watched it back in February, it was my first Akerman…

  • Three Colors: Red

    Three Colors: Red

    ★★★★★

    The prominence within the Three Colors trilogy resonates around its ideological thematic delivery. Three Colors: Blue and Three Colors: White excel at presenting the respective pertinence of personal independence and interpersonal equality, all within the frameworks of Kieślowski's eye for poetic displays. But I believe that Three Colors: Red not only participates within this filmmaking scope but actively delivers on a storytelling marvel that transcends the context of its trilogy and can easily stand alone as a masterpiece of cinematic…

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  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★½

    i was constantly thinking that with certain scene shifts this could easily be a retelling of Edward Yang's Yi Yi.

    for what it is, it's okay - but it was genuinely tough not thinking how obvious its influences were.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    Hahahaha

    I don't really have anything profound to say about it other than this was as awesome as I was hoping!

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  • November

    November

    ★★★★★

    I'm not going to attempt as though I understood every single idea the film was conveying. And I don't believe that's the point of it, to begin with. So I'm simply going by the feelings that I had while watching it.

    A folklore, a fantasy that aims to defy the normalities of the world, a pagan fever dream that manifests philosophical ideas about humanity and its role with nature.

    Visually arresting with its high-contrast black-and-white photography that never ceased to…

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★★★

    This felt like seeing an old friend again. I’ll explain later…


    Spring Breakers is quite blunt about what it wants to be, it doesn’t exactly beat around the bush regarding its iconographic aesthetic and thematic threads that are fully exposed throughout its runtime. An exploitative presentation that critiques the nature of its foundation: the environment surrounding this pass time in America. It treats it as both a celebratory engagement and a despicable manifestation of the youthful society.

    I would say…