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  • Youth of the Beast

    Youth of the Beast

    ★★★½

    Worth it for the first 20 minutes alone. One of my favorite opening sequences in a crime film.

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    I had the fortunate opportunity to watch this in a theatre and it was fantastic. A true cathartic experience for me, because my mother shared the same traumatic experience as Cleo. It was propably the first time that I sobbed in a theatre.
    Seeing such a pivotal event in life portrayed so well proved once again that film definietely can be the "empathy machine" that Roger Ebert called it. Roma is steeped in humanism and love, evokes Fellini in the…

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  • The Holy Mountain

    The Holy Mountain

    ★★★★★

    The trick Alejandro Jodorowsky pulls with "The Holy Mountain" is actually no trick at all. It's popping up in every list of cryptic, hard to understand-films but he's just telling the truth in his own way.

    Essentially, with "The Holy Mountain" Jodorovsky tries to make you see the world with his eyes through a journey to enlightenment, symobilzed through the ascend of the Titular mountain.
    You see his contempt for aspects of western civilization, distinct character traits and worldviews.
    Everything…

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, like all movies in their filmography, looks, sounds and feels surprisingly like a Coen-brothers movie, considering the radical shift from their usual, linear form of Storytelling.

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs tells six plotwise unconnected short-stories proving once again that the wild west was a dangerous and ruthless playground for gunslingers, bards, robbers, prospectors, showmen, cowboys and women alike while they're trying to set foot in the country and make a charitable living for themselves.…