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  • Eros + Massacre
  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★

  • The Plaits

    ★★★

  • Happy end

    ★★★

  • Black Hair

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Most of Stanley Kubrick's movies are about these five themes:
    1) individuals attempting to strive against a deterministic Universe or the stifling social Establishment that seeks to put everything under its control
    2) the Establishment brainwashing people to conform to its colonialist desires
    3) the process of evolution or devolution of the protagonist and/or humanity in general
    4) humans struggling to overcome their base animalistic selves
    5) the paradoxical interplay between Eros and Thanatos

    Theme 1) is noticeable immediately in…

  • The Plaits

    The Plaits

    Text by an unknown autor from the Kino Tuškanac website:

    Using the observational method, the film describes the knitting of the braid, a traditional hairdo among women in the villages of Dalmatian Hinterland. There are also some scenes of working in the field.

    "The Plaits" is a typical minimalist documentary by Zoran Tadić. By reducing the documentary structure to images of braidmaking and farmwork, these two types of work become imbued with a metaphorical meaning. They are metaphors of life's…

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  • Eros + Massacre

    Eros + Massacre

    ★★★★★

    A few days ago, I watched my favorite movie, Yoshishige "Kijū" Yoshida's Eros + Massacre for the sixth time. When it was over, I felt the urge to watch it once more; there's just something really addictive about it. This review is an attempt to try to put into words what it is about E+M that I find so compelling, why it changed the way I look at cinema, why it still feels so original 48 years after its release…

  • L'Eclisse

    L'Eclisse

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Eclisse (aka The Eclipse) is one of the most enchanting movies I know of. It is neither a simple romantic film nor a dry treatise about loneliness and alienation. It's more of a gut-wrenching apocalypse movie than anything else.

    Story-wise, the closest film to L'Eclisse would be, I kid you not, John Carpenter's They Live (1986). In both films, the world is seamlessly overtaken by a mysterious alien force and only the protagonist can see through the deception.…