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  • Season of the Devil

    Season of the Devil


    "Lav Diaz’s latest opens on a paramilitary site, freshly bunkered down and established as local headquarters in what was formerly the elementary school of the small town of Ginto, in the Philippines. After a brief narration establishes that we are in the year 1979 and that what we will see were real events (with a touch of magical realism), we watch female military leader Teniente sit at her desk in silence. She is joined by a frumpy man with a…

  • The Tree

    The Tree


    Tarkovsky, Tarr, Costa, etc. fans take note: you will probably like this film.

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  • Voyage of Time: Life's Journey

    Voyage of Time: Life's Journey


    Somewhere Gaspar sheds a tear and Godfrey asks if he got copied too.

    Terry finally buckled down and made his 2001 sensa centro, all pro- and epilogue.

    Just fantastic. Splendid. By now, I think we pretty much all know if we like Malick or not. Although he can irk me now and again (I'm looking at you, To the Wonder), I absolutely do. He won me back with Knight of Cups because I saw it on a big screen. Seriously,…

  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul


    Son of Saul strikes a remarkable balance between its hyper dedication to subjective perspective on Saul and a grand-scale understanding of the fact that this will never be the story of a single man but a single story among many men. Even characters inhabiting the spaces through which Saul wanders that hardly (or never) enter the frame convey their humanity in simple yet genuine gestures or telling expressions. The sound design fleshes out an entire world of what we cannot…