Seen at Picture House at FACT, Liverpool.
Aguirre: The Wrath of God is a truly unique experience; one would struggle to find any other film quite like it. With its lack of score creating a eerily calm faux-tranquil atmosphere, the audience is ultimately left with nothing to focus on but the well-written story and the rich dialogue.
The most similar films are arguably Malick's early works, most notably Badlands and Days of Heaven. Unlike both of these films though, Aguirre is stripped off all the cheap enticements;…
"Woody Allen famously wanted to call it "Anhedonia", the clinical inability to experience happiness—funny for a film that gives us so much pleasure".
- Cath Clarke, critic for Time Out
There is no doubt, in my mind, that Annie Hall is the greatest romantic comedy film of all time. However, when I watched Annie Hall for the first some years ago, I remember thinking the film to be somewhat of a non-coherent jumble. Having now watched it again, I still…