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  • Japón
  • Goodbye to Language
  • Dog Star Man
  • Too Old to Die Young

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  • Orgosolo’s Shepherds

    ★★★★★

  • The Red Balloon

    ★★★★½

  • The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

    ★★★★½

  • Au Revoir les Enfants

    ★★★★½

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  • 24 Frames

    24 Frames

    Siegfried Kracauer in his 1960 Theory of Film describes the dream that fueled the development of film in the following way:

    “About 1860, Cookk and Bonneli, who had developed a device called a photobioscope, predicted a "complete revolution of photographic art... We will see... landscapes," they announced, 'in which the trees bow to the whims of the wind, the leaves ripple and glitter in the rays of the sun.' Along with the familiar photographic leitmotif of the leaves, such kindred…

  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse

    ★★★★★

    It is rare and exhilarating to have a movie force you to take it in on its terms, with a complete disregard for your aesthetic preconceptions. Instead of pandering to expectations, the directorial choices in The Turin Horse frustrates them in an effort to produce a very specific emotion: angst.

    The formal elements clearly testify to a master at work. The cinematography is austere and awesome (in the traditional sense of the word). The score is ominous and droning, clearly…

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  • Ways of Seeing

    Ways of Seeing

    ★★★★★

    Manages, in two hours, to successfully, in my view, argue that oil paintings => advertisements was one long continuous evolution in capitalist expression. If that doesn’t impress you I’m not sure what would.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Edit: After speaking with people in the communities concerned I have come to see some of the thematic and character development deficiencies as realistic portrayals of families with this background. It still annoyed me so much and I’d never want to rewatch it.

    A live-action Rick and Morty episode but with far less emotional development purely due to the runtime difference between a movie and a tv show.

    It brings me no pleasure to feel disappointed in this movie. One…