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  • The Tree of Life
  • Mirror
  • Mommy
  • A Brighter Summer Day

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  • The Hudsucker Proxy

    ★★★★

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    ★★★★½

  • Taris

    ★★★½

  • À propos de Nice

    ★★★½

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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    Help each other. Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light. Forgive.

    I desperately want to write a big review going on about how much this film means to me. How empathetic it is. How its moments of serene beauty and emotion make me tear up and how every shot, every ray of sunshine works perfectly together with the score to make an emotionally devastating masterpiece like this. How people that find this “pretentious” can fuck right off (pardon my…

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    A Brighter Summer Day

    ★★★★★

    I don’t think I have ever been this immersed in a film. In these 4 hours Yang takes you to this city where the streets feel like you’ve been walking them your whole life and the characters feel like you’ve known them for longer than you can imagine. Stories intertwine each other making for a film that’s so large in scale and vision yet so intimate. Motifs of light (like the flashlight, which is a recurring theme both thematically but…

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  • Aristocrats

    Aristocrats

    ★★★

    International Film Festival Rotterdam: #1

    Beautifully slow-moving, but unsure of what it eventually wants to be. The best thing about this is the cinematography, which is almost Ozu-esque; rarely moving the camera, with very precise and detailed shot composition. The dialogue is where it falls flat though: often cliché, and with a story that is already so barebones there is not a whole lot to hold on to. The story is very basic, and like I said unsure on what…

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★½

    Holy shit. It’s as if Terrence Malick snorted a whole bunch of cocaine and then decided to make an action movie. It’s like Song to Song but on drugs. Digital cinema has never looked this good, the emotion, the passion, the empathy, its all there. Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx give perfect performances. I love how this movie is so chaotic, like the complete opposite of Heat. It’s impossible to lay my finger on it. It’s unfocused yet concentrated, and…