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  • Meri Pyaari Bindu

    Meri Pyaari Bindu

    ★★★½

    seems like a self-obsessed writer romances dream girl movie (in his remembering of the events of his life she actually quotes or echoes garden state "this song will change your life etc" as a child) until it is revealed to be something much stranger, a film about a man's inability to understand or try to understand the friend who has been closest to him for most of his life.

    very daring in embracing a certain slightness and a little drowned…

  • Haruneko

    Haruneko

    ★★★½

    very interesting shinji aoyama produced first feature, a cabaret-like miniature about two violent young men arriving at a cafe in the woods that is either a waypoint between life and death or a ruse where a grieving young man acts out his worst impulses, or maybe both.

    was searching for reference points for this and oddly thought of miguel gomes first film the face you deserve, for its technical brilliance and self-excoriation and slight academic air and the sense of…

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  • Jauja

    Jauja

    ★★★★★

    jauja is often but not always about a man trying to walk through a landscape without falling, although he ends up falling often.

    jauja is a film for people who love horses and dogs.

    the horizon in jauja rarely dominates, it is a landscape film where the screen is most often dominated by tall grass, rocks, dirt, still water, rocks. in one of the central moments the night sky dominates the frame, but in that shot the central figure is…

  • Three

    Three

    ★★★★½

    tiny fable of spiritual growth at unimaginable cost.

    the body is fragile and soul is vulnerable. moves to an internal music i'm still struggling to hear, same melody as that other baffling masterpiece life without principle.

    think none of us understand this.