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  • The Room

    The Room

    All I could do was give this one star AND a like, which I think is the first time I've ever done this.

    I may have lost a few brain cells along the way, but I gained so much more.

  • Nosferatu

    Nosferatu

    ★★★★

    I'll be the first to admit that even as a (self proclaimed) film buff, I struggle through silent films, particularly with run times over 12 minutes. I find my mind wandering and then springing back to attention when it realizes it's wandered too long. In a sense, watching this felt more like a film meditation than a film viewing. Taking in the basic story, the atmosphere, and the cinematography in its essence, rather than it's fullness.

    However, there are huge…

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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,…