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  • Vagabond

    Vagabond

    Program #8: No Shelter
    Vagabond (1985, 105 min)
    7 P., Cuis., S. De B. ... (À Saisir) (1985, 28 min)

    Vagabond
    I find that with cinema, it’s the tiniest of expressions that really impact a viewer, because those are the most realistic and relatable. When Mona is asked her father’s name, she answers “Bergeron” and quickly looks down at her feet. It’s easy to miss, but says so much. It’s as if Varda wants to tell us as the audience…

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    That second viewing was extremely necessary. After I finished it last night, I had a tremendous amount of thoughts that I couldn’t quite articulate into words. The first viewing left me quite drained, both emotionally and mentally. I think more than anything, I had a somewhat difficult time following the story; and I have to admit, I didn’t necessarily understand what Bresson’s objective was. But I knew there was something special about this film and my curiosity forced me to…

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  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    Please completely disregard my first diary entry of this film. I must have been quite ignorant on the first viewing or something. I think I was just completely blind to the beauty in what Lars von Trier has crafted here. This rewatch made me open my eyes to the absolute brilliance of this movie.

    I adore the structure of the narrative. The film is basically made up of 4 Chapters (Grief, Pain, Despair, and I can’t say the last one…

  • A Lesson in Love

    A Lesson in Love

    Program #6: A Lesson in Love
    (Original title: En lektion i kärlek)
    *1954
    *96 minutes
    *Black & White
    *Monaural
    *In Swedish with English subtitles
    *1.37:1 aspect ratio

    A Lesson in Love is a film that predominantly takes place over the course of a train ride with a soon-to-be-separated couple, and juxtaposes flashbacks to slowly reveal certain key plot-points to the audience. First of all, what a genius method of storytelling right there! This film has so many twists that don’t really…

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    I’ll be shocked if Eternals doesn’t end up being one of the best Marvel movies, because Chloé Zhao kicks some serious ass with this film. She films most conversations in these intimate close-ups, which is something that most filmmakers just don’t do. This is a movie about humanity and compassion first and foremost, and those close-ups beautifully demonstrate the importance of every single person that comes in and out of Fern’s life. This film really impacted me in such a profound way.

    Oh, and the landscape shots are absolutely gorgeous! Candy for the eyes.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    What a treat that this trilogy re-released in theaters in stunning IMAX! Groundbreaking in every sense of the word. The forced perspective illusions have to be some of the most ingenious and impressive uses of practical effects ever.

    The Fellowship of the Ring has always been the LotR movie that I have the fondest memories of, probably because it’s the one I’ve seen the most by far. I know Return of the King is considered the best of the trilogy, but…