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  • Dogville
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Saw
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  • Contempt

    ★★★★

  • Michael

    ★★★★

  • The Celebration

    ★★★★★

  • The Bandit

    ★★★★

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  • Angst

    Angst

    ★★★★★

    There are certain films that put themselves on the list of masterpieces just for the way they are made and Angst is definitely one of them. The story is simple, but all the formal treatment that Gerald Kargl gives to the film is extremely elegant and unique and makes, by itself, the film have all that impact it has. It's amazing how well the camera dialogs with the frantic dynamics of the plot and creates a very harmonious connection with…

  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    A cinematographic monument

    I think that the most incredible aspect of the whole film (beyond of everything fantastic in it), is the way in which Tarr removes a tremendous evocative power from his images. It's a visual composition that does not end in itself, but that at the same time doesn't give in to the temptation to make everything explicit and didactic. In this sense, each shot has its own density that, within the atmospheric experience that the film provides,…

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  • Contempt

    Contempt

    ★★★★

    C'est de l'art, mais... le public comprend-il?

    Really like this Godard more focused on formal experimentalism. And this film uses this approach in order to make a commentary on the history of cinema, full of references; a commentary charged with contempt, as its title suggests. Seems almost like an essay movie.

    And as well as the disintegration of the marriage of the characters in the narrative, it's as if we were seeing the death of cinema, motivated either by economic…

  • Michael

    Michael

    ★★★★

    I love Dreyer's talkies, but it's amazing how his silent films evoke a very particular enchanting power.

    They are precise examples of what Paul Schrader calls "transcendental style", when referring to Dreyer's cinema.

    I just thought that the film has too many intertitles, which breaks the dynamics of the images a little bit. But nothing that got in the way of my experience in the end.

    Great movie!

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  • The Celebration

    The Celebration

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched today to write the chapter of a book that I was invited to participate in and I came to the conclusion that every time I watch this movie, the more it enchant me.

    What touches me the most is the way the camera is used as an extension of the characters' bodies; a kind of capturer of the psychological tension of this oppressive environment that constitutes the narrated party. It's the camera not as a mere cutout of the diegesis, but as a witness agent acting in the narrative, which invites the viewer to take part in it. Simply wordless.

  • Incendies

    Incendies

    ★★★★½

    What a tragic story, my friends! And it's absurd how Villeneuve manages to expose it so subtly, but in a very effective way. It manages to implement the drama very well (which, in fact, is the area in which I think his style works best, unlike films that require bigger dynamics, such as Sicario, for example), in order to move this temporal transit between the narrative arcs in a very natural way. The songs, the close-ups, the wide shots: everything…