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  • Noroît
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium
  • The Suns of Easter Island
  • Miraculous Virgin

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  • The Queen of the Stock Exchange

    ★★½

  • Paradis perdu

    ★★½

  • Train Time

  • Rome Wants Another Caesar

    ★★★★

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  • Rome Wants Another Caesar

    Rome Wants Another Caesar

    ★★★★

    While knowing the finer intricacies of the last days of Julius Caesar's reign in Rome might be an advantage along with the Numidian Rebellion, this film will have it's own "artistic reinterpretation" of those final days.

    It's Jancso not at his finest but it's not far off. The flares in this film are much like what Jancso's films at their best do; namely they obscure in plain sight the storytelling and imagery. There are some questionable cuts in the editing but overall, I cannot shake the sense of awe I get when I watch a Jancso film especially of this era.

  • Motor Sport Tries Motorail

    Motor Sport Tries Motorail

    For the connoisseur of a peculiar brand of Swinging Sixties England. Bet the cameraman felt naughty zooming out from a girl's midriff. I still find the amount of beige in this film to be highly offensive.

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  • Juliet in Paris

    Juliet in Paris

    ★★★½

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

    Juliet Berto plays a bloodthirsty student who needs her fix of blood whether it's watching the blood from her gums drip down the drain of a sink or slicing up a kitty and drinking it's blood for the sake of retaining some blood in her system. She has a fairly peculiar condition in which she loses blood level just by walking around the streets of Paris. The act of lovemaking can have some uncomfortable repercussions (she bleeds from the neck…

  • Metastasis

    Metastasis

    ★★★½

    It's basically a toilet changing colours set to a Toshi Ichiyanagi soundtrack that sounds like you're in the midst of a nuclear meltdown. Coupled with the visuals, it goes rather well I think. Having said that, this is the kind of film you would (or could) see getting spoofed on comedy shows that make fun of pretentious avant-garde/arthouse cinema types because it's THAT kind of film.