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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★½

    Ramsay is a director I admire but this film is, how can I say, a whole different level. Such sad stories. Those who were abused, traumatized & those who had forgotten to use words (words belong to the happy people, see the contrast in the restaurant sequence, their silence and the ordinary blah blah in the other tables) & their meeting. The river scene brought tears to my eyes because both mother and child had shared the same horrifying experience. They were both victims. And Joaquin Phoenix is the right choice for the part. Excellent performance.

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★

    "Story" based on Nietzsche's (spotted a book from the philosopher in our couple's library) "eternal recurrence" theory: Energy is immortal and if we do exist that means we existed and we will exist. That's the summary. For cinema, I must say, this is the most original film I have seen in a long time. "Economic" story-telling (e.g. car crash) & minimalism, things I enjoy very much in cinema. And what was written on that paper is a massive msytery!
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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★

    Definitely my favorite Wes Anderson film.

  • Camouflage

    Camouflage

    ★★★★

    Once again the clash of two contrasting views. A cinematic exercise of dialectics. It is interesting that in Zanussi's film Jakub Szelestowski's argument on values reminds me of the famous sociologist Talcott Parsons' thoughts. Szelestowski's claim is humans "build value-systems which enable survival." According to Parsons, the existence of the social system depends on the system's performance to satisfy the basic needs. Thanks to Zanussi's film I observed a shift in Parsons' views. In the beginning of his career, he…