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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★

    "A Ghost Story" is a richly filled existentialist portrait of the common threads of humanity.

    Longing. Memories. Death. Ghosts.

    Giving a fresh perspective on the idea of the haunted, the ghost is both eery and tragic. It's emotions are not based in an arbitrary desire to frighten humans, but in its grasping at the threads of its previous existence.

    The passing of time is subtle and hauntingly fast. And then time means nothing, and past, present, future, combine and twist…

  • Troll 2

    Troll 2

    ★★★★★

    Frickin cinema gold.

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  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

    Once again I've seen why Kurosawa is constantly quoted by film buffs, modern directors, and lecturers as among their favorites. He is indeed a master of his craft.

    This beautiful tale could have been so ordinary...really it SHOULD have been so ordinary. "Life is about living" is no longer a unique thought. You'd find quotes saying as much in dozens of modern popcorn flicks and Pinterest boards alike.

    What Kurosawa has done here, though, is take a film that's premise…

  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    The excellence of a Tarkovsky film leaves a taste in your mouth that exceeds easy intellectual understanding. "Mirror" is no exception. You could pause the film on any frame and behold a picture worthy of hanging on your wall. Each face, particularly that of Margarita Terekhova, holds the type of beauty you would find in a painting. The camera movements, the set-up, the atmosphere, are the definition of cinematic perfection.

    Tarkovsky is not always easy to track with mentally. Instead,…