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  • Eternity and a Day
  • Ashes of Time
  • A Short Film About Killing
  • Happy Together

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  • Collateral

    ★★★

  • The Skin I Live In

    ★★½

  • Under the Skin

    ★★★★

  • Talk to Her

    ★★★★

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  • Until the End of the World

    Until the End of the World

    ★★★★★

    287-minute version

    “I've heard that there's a kind of bird without legs that can only fly and fly, and sleep in the wind when it is tired. The bird only lands once in its life... that's when it dies.” - Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai)

    There’s also such a bird here in Until the End of the World, which wanders to the boundary of human’s emotions and consciousness - the end of the world. A great example of experimental…

  • The State of Things

    The State of Things

    ★★★★★

    “I loved it, I absolutely loved it. But that’s irrelevant at this point, my friend.”

    The State of Things is one of those few movies that you have a strong feeling of depression watching from the very beginning but you don’t know why, until the very end for the whole story to make sense. It’s probably the greatest movie about cinema that I’ve ever seen. This movie is a personal thought of Wim Wenders, but also of other filmmakers and…

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  • The Skin I Live In

    The Skin I Live In

    ★★½

    To be honest, Almodovar had a decent story in mind, but his screenplay was written not on par with the idea he had. The execution wasn’t very poor, just quite clumsy and a bit cliched. Overall, not bad, but also not good, and not recommended for anyone who wanna try his films out.

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    When I found out that Jonathan Glazer was the one directing music videos of both Street Spirit and Karma Police, as well as Karmacoma, I couldn’t wait to watch his feature films. Truth to be told, I really like the MV of Karma Police.

    He doesn’t disappoint. Glazer truly possesses a strange aesthetic sense. His obscure soundtrack and thorough sound editing completely attracted my attention, while his images are mysteriously beautiful with a crafty camera work; the lighting key and…

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  • Eternity and a Day

    Eternity and a Day

    ★★★★★

    I honestly don’t understand this movie, but Eternity and A Day is a straight-up masterpiece in every aspect, one of the best, if not the best, movies ever made. Very poetic, musical and literary, it sings, it speaks, it breaths, it loves. In the final scene, it feels like words and memory were fondling Alexander, letting him enjoy love. It’s a transition to a parallel world, the world of the soul; the body was on the beach, the soul was…

  • Swallowtail Butterfly

    Swallowtail Butterfly

    ★★★★★

    This film reminds me pretty much of Made in Hong Kong, but in another direction. Also the story about youth and how some people at the lower (or lowest) class trying to make a living, this film, however, appears to be more joyful and possesses so much energy. Though the film started and ended with death, what impresses me the most is how Iwai created a world with so much joy and especially hope based on kindness and care, both…