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  • The Great Art of Knowing
  • Aleph
  • Blue Pole(s)
  • The Swimming Pool

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  • The House, The True One and The One That Follows, Is Yet to be Built

    ★★★★

  • Blind Husbands

    ★★★★

  • Blue Pole(s)

    ★★★★★

  • I've Heard the Ammonite Murmur

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  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

    ★★★★★

    Once the soul was perfect and had wings and could soar into heaven as only creatures can. But the soul lost its wings and fell to earth, there it took an earthly body, and now while it lives in this body no outward sign of wings can be seen, yet the roots of its wings are still there and the nature of these is to try to raise the earthbound soul into heaven. When you see a beautiful man, the…

  • Out 1: Spectre

    Out 1: Spectre

    ★★★★★

    takes the spectacle out of noli ma tangere and crushes the entire thing into a single dense amalgamation of plots, cut into each other at what seems random at first, but rivette never leaves anything up to chance, he just makes it seem like he does. while marie closes the 13 hour game with her gaze gliding across the screen as if to turn over the last page of the book, colin closes this one reaffirming the takeaway most of…

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  • Rosa la Rose, Public Girl

    Rosa la Rose, Public Girl

    ★★★★★

    can’t stop thinking about the scene where julien takes rosa’s hands out of his pants and kisses them as she breaks down, receiving the first real act of affection, coming from a fellow daily wage labourer who understands the gravity of working with your hands; whether its to paint houses or its to successfully tame men by simply grazing their cheeks with your fingers and looking at them like you really want them. rosa breaks down, all because someone looked at her and didn’t see a machine for the first time in her life.

  • Comingled Containers

    Comingled Containers

    “During summer 1997, Brakhage discovered that there was a possibility that he had developed cancer of the bladder, a possibility that became a reality during the following fall and led to surgery to remove the bladder in December. During the years just previous to the discovery of the cancer, Brakhage had stopped photographing imagery, for financial reasons: the breakup of his thirty-plus-year relationship with Jane Collum Brakhage, his second marriage to Marilyn Jull, and the arrival of children had put…