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  • Man with a Movie Camera

    Man with a Movie Camera

    ★★★★★

    Well, it's a masterpiece and a fundamental piece of movie history, what's more to say? Dziga Vertov (which is only a pseudonym, his real name was Dawid Kaufman and he was born in Białystok, Poland; the pseudonym in Ukrainian means "spinning top", with that in mind go watch Nolan's "Inception" once again now ;) invented or at least codified more in this one hour experimental piece than Leni Riefenstahl in all her propaganda pieces combined.

    Also, it plays great accompanied…

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★★

    In my spare time (that is, about once every six months or so) I dabble a little in working on my tabletop fantasy RPG system and world. Part of it is quite intricate magic system which allows to mix spells with art. Painting, music, dancing, performance - magic can be woven into whatever form of art. That notion is something generally very close to my heart also in our world, as I believe in our scentific, measurable reality art is…

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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★

    This is a good movie, made with high craftsmanship, great attention and genuine love. It's beautiful (special effects and costumes aside, the BioShock-esque set design does indeed deserve the Oscar it got, even meaning it beat "Blade Runner 2049" to it), moving, often gripping, other times funny - it has it all. There's romance, suspence, Cold War-era espionage, even a touch of Hollywood Golden Age musical.

    I have nothing against it, I don't think there's anything that could be done…

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

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

    Wait, when was "X-Men: Apocalypse" released? 2016?

    Seems like a lifetime ago...

    What happened? When did it happen? How is it that not a year after that bombastic and pretty generic superhero flick we got something that just could not be more different?

    Well, we know what happened. "Deadpool". It's nice to see that after finally getting a comic book movie for adults we now got one for actual grownups. It's brutal, visceral, unpleasant at times (especially in the first…