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  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    That was...not what I expected.
    It failed to amuse or scare me - which is the effect that the film was aiming for long, long time ago.
    But given it was shot by a 20-year-old (!!!!!) director, it is more than impressive even today.
    I found the very last shot to be the most impressive and interesting decision directing-wise.

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★★

    Now, the story and the way of telling it are not revolutionary. We've seen some of the (better) directors and cinematographers directing similar films, and screenwriters writing similar stories. But together the story and its exhibition not only worked well but made me forget that I don't believe the leading actors to be good actors. I can not grasp what was special about the film.
    I don't like revenge movies and do not find satisfaction when the villains get their…

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  • The Rules of the Game

    The Rules of the Game

    FSDO2017 - French Poetic Realism

    Rarely I feel less for a film.

    I appreciate all the stuff that's going on, and the effortlessness of presenting such a complex plot and the variety of characters etc, but still I couldn't bring myself to care about... well, any of it. Nether characters, nor the story, nor the directing. Even though I really tried to appreciate it.

    The two things I was able to appreciate were:
    - Staging (very interesting, with dynamic foreground…

  • Loving Vincent

    Loving Vincent

    ★★★★

    I'm so glad that it got made.

    I believe the film could have been 100 times more visual; the part of the movie that is not directly based on Van Gogh paintings doesn't try to keep the spirit of his paintings, bit rather resembles the brush stroke; it concentrates too much on the story (which is rather plainly told), while Van Gogh himself was not about the story, but about the feelings. In that sense I felt that the film…