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Favorite films

  • Sibyl
  • To the Ends of the Earth
  • Undine
  • The Child

Recent activity

  • Leila and the Wolves

  • The Last Days of Left Eye

  • Gone to Earth

  • Talking About Trees

Recent reviews

  • Claire's Camera

    Claire's Camera


    Not to be observed too closely, but for how its fleeting analyses unveil countless different ways to view the world. Every decision made thrives on an amenable sense of time and gender: here—more accurately than any of his other films that i've seen—Hong's microscopic lens defines these confidently composed pockets of subterranean reality, which allow his performers to transcend literal experience and impress a greater physical presence to the characters. Most of this film just details the intense effects Claire's…

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    Vivre Sa Vie


    For such a dire film that strips away its main character's ontological being so brutally, much of Vivre sa vie plays out with resounding liveliness. This contradiction is extended across the film's entire runtime; a rhapsodic tension that's far too immense to properly describe resides underneath its laconic tableux vivant structure—which distances viewers from any established principles of narrative—amidst its coldness we observe a complex, genuine working class portrait of human emotions that bend without breaking. It's apparent that any…