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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★½

    Dragon Inn without the sand but with the snow...

  • I Do

    I Do

    ★★

    A romcom with Li Bingbing and Sun Honglei. The story has been done over and over, and the film has nothing special, nothing particular, nothing new, everything is predictible, mainly watched because of Sun Honglei's presence.

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★½

    I must say that I haven't seen any other of his films yet. I'm pretty sure Only God Forgives is a kind of films that many will like (ultraviolent, sophisticated, predominant soundtracks...).
    The two things I like about it. First, the cinematography, the light, should say the dark..., the deep velvety reds, and in general the colours, the framing & its composition (symetric or linear), so basically its aesthetics. The other thing is the sequences with the singing, which give a…

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★½

    This film was only released in 1975 in France. It wasn't forbidden, but never got a proper release because at the time the film was highly critized and seen as an anti-French - and particularly French army - film.... Well of course it's not. But at that time, it was also the Algerian war (1954-1961). And the film refers to the "fusillés pour l'exemple" (about 700 soldiers were shot), so we can imagine the controversy that this film could create…