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  • Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation

    Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation

    Good: Schanelec, Hochhäusler, Karmarkar
    Basically everything else: bad or interminable

  • El mar la mar

    El mar la mar

    ★★★★½

    This is a remarkable film in a great number of ways, perhaps the most impressive American film of the century. An aspect that I find worthy of discussion is the use of the term "immersive" in certain descriptions. As with many fascinating films, one gets drawn into the images in EL MAR LA MAR, however two recurring features seem to break that effect (to me): the title cards and the open materiality of the 16mm film. I feel like Bonnetta…

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  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    ½

    Michael Haneke: My movie is named Funny Games.
    Me: Ok
    Michael Haneke: But the games they play....the games aren't funny.
    Me: Holy shit.

  • Dancer in the Dark

    Dancer in the Dark

    ½

    What a piece of shit.