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  • Gates of Heaven

    Gates of Heaven

    ★★★½

    // "There's your dog; your dog's dead. But where's the thing that made it move? It had to be something, didn't it?"

    These words, by a woman who has just buried her dog, are spoken in "Gates of Heaven." They express the central mystery of life. No philosopher has stated it better. They form the truth at the center of Errol Morris' 1978 documentary, which is surrounded by layer upon layer of comedy, pathos, irony, and human nature. I have…

  • The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

    ★★★½

    aka White Soldiers with Beautiful Blue Eyes

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  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★★

    世界若是一個巨大的魚缸,那我們該怎麼自由?

    如同《咆哮山莊》裡那些天空中旋飛的老鷹,如同《發現心節奏》裡那隻原先被束縛而終獲解脫的馬。女孩Star拯救了溺水的蜜蜂,並在結尾放生一隻以水為家的烏龜。她自己不會游泳,卻潛入水中。她是不太特別的一顆星,就像每個人一樣。其實沒有人在乎她的夢想。然而也沒有人真正擁有過什麼夢想。是嗎?

    一群螢火蟲在夜裏彼此靠近,不為什麼,只是因為每一隻的光芒都很微弱,聚在一起時或許能夠,互相掩映。那耀眼程度不比鑽石,卻也足以點亮一把火。稱得上某種歸屬,所謂家。趨光的本能大概是想找家人吧。

    然後女孩浮出水面了,她原先不會游泳的。
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    如果你願意愛我,那我為什麼不跟你走?

  • Faces Places

    Faces Places

    ★★★★★

    This is a film that I will remember until the day I die.