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  • The Tree of Life
  • Before Sunset
  • Chungking Express
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • Days of Heaven

    ★★★★

  • Annette

    ★★★½

  • Badlands

    ★★★★½

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

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  • Days of Heaven

    Days of Heaven

    ★★★★

    There are many filmmakers who have style, but just a few have a truly personal language; Terrence Malick is, of course, one of them. During this revisit, I was again totally immerse in Néstor Almendros’s perpetual golden hour cinematography. Both Malick and Almendros put a lot of sentimentality and poetic quality into this film, as there are many shots that can leave anyone speechless, like the people working under the haze of the sun, the wheat field shaken by the…

  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★½

    For someone who thinks musicals are generally annoying and superfluous, I really enjoyed Annette. It is absurd, bold, weird and chaotic. Much of the film is irregular and messy, but the finale is strangely captivating and incredibly well-acted; didn't expect me to be so emotionally invested, since the first half mostly left me cold. It has nothing new to say about gifted child exploitation and sensationalism, still the meditation on the art of performance reflected in this opposite, passionate relationship…

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    The Green Knight is a hypnotic, visually stunning work about going through life on someone else's plan and based one's success on a lie. Similar to Lowery's previous work, this film feels both assured in its voice yet open enough to spark conversation. The themes are ambiguous and complex, but apparently the main message is better to die an honorable man than to live a dishonorable life. On a deeper level, I think it represents the hardships of finding oneself…

  • Badlands

    Badlands

    ★★★★½

    Malick's debut is the story of two lovers trapped in a world of their own making, where the only goal is to live for one day more and not get captured. They make their way forward with no real purpose in life other than to exist, wandering through landscapes of desolation and vastness. The images have great expressive force, such as the fire in the father's house or the night dance that Kit and Holly, illuminated by the headlights of…