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  • Claire's Camera

    Claire's Camera

    The 5th film by Hong Sang-soo that I've watched. 2017 was definitely HIS year, with 3 great films released in just a single year including this one. Knowing Hong Sang-soo, I already knew what to expect coming into this film. It is very minimalist, just focusing on conversations between people struggling with love. This is usually the formula of Hong Sang-soo, but in Claire's Camera, a distinct element is added. This distinction comes in the form of Isabelle Huppert's character,…

  • Araby

    Araby

    Never did I expect this is to be the best film from 2017 that I've seen so far, much less did I expect it to make it into my top 3 favorite films ever. I thought the film would just be some sort of mundane retelling of the life of a dead person, but it's so much more than that. While the film is about the character Cristiano, it makes the decision to start off the first 20 minutes with…

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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★½

    I've been wanting to watch this for a while now because almost everyone has been raving about it, but now that I've gone and done that, I can't help but feel that this film is overrated. The film's merits lie in the fact that it's a modern manifesto against racism and acts as a quasi-satire about racial politics. The technicalities and comedy (Chris' friend Rod is especially funny) also serve to uplift this film. Beyond that, however, it's not even…

  • The Man Who Sleeps

    The Man Who Sleeps

    ★★★★★

    You don’t need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, simply wait. Don’t even wait. Be quite still and solitary.

    - Franz Kafka

    You'd think that with no plot or character development, or rather; a weak narrative structure and a poorly delineated character; that The Man Who Sleeps wouldn't be such a good film. The original source; the 1967 novel by Georges Perec didn't even cause much of a stir and neither did…