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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★½

    Stalker was my first Tarkovsky experience. I've been curious to discover his work for a number of years now.

    Stalker is an unusual science-fiction film about three men who illegally break into a mythical, demarcated alien zone which they hope will change their unsatisfying lives.

    The first 15 minutes of Stalker are very slow but intriguing, and beautifully filmed, with a pleasantly surreal atmosphere, reminiscent of Eraserhead by maestro David Lynch. As the film progresses, it is mainly filled with…

  • Un Flic

    Un Flic

    ★★★½

    Un Flic is the first film by Jean-Pierre Melville I've ever seen. I was about 11 years old, and was impressed at the time, but I remembered nearly nothing when I decided to rewatch it decades later in 2017.

    Un Flic was Melville's last film before he died of a heart attack a year later in 1973, at the mere age of 55. The film has a lot of typical Melville style ingredients, such as realism, matter-of-factness, stylish, cold-blooded gangsters,…

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  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    ★★★★★

    Antichrist left quite an impression on me. The level of creativity and originality in this movie is rare and comparable with masterpieces like Eraserhead by David Lynch.

    Let me start by stating that this movie is clearly one of those 'either you love it or hate it' cases. The explicit sexual content and unconventional approach to horror is definitely not suitable for Hollywood aficionados.

    Lars von Trier proves he is a true maestro in establishing a very effective feeling of…

  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    ★★★★

    Great movie, with top class performances by both Tom Hanks and the Somalian actors. A tense drama that leaves you on the edge of your seat, with the added dimension of the film being based on a true story, although you wish these things wouldn't happen for real.