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  • Le Corbeau

    Le Corbeau

    ★★★½

    In an ever more intensifying atmosphere of denunciation & distrust caused by anonymous, libelous letters the composition of a small rural town & its people crumbles.

    Although cinematically very well executed it's a tough film to watch because virtually no one is getting away unscathed as bigotry & hypocrisy are laid bare and the all-out "blame game" practically destroys the community's social construct. It's more than noteworthy that Clouzot got this film made under contract of a German film company in Nazi occupied France...

    A remarkable movie.

  • Late Autumn

    Late Autumn

    ★★★★

    It's fascinating how Ozu revolves around familiar & familial themes in virtually every film. This late work in beautiful Eastmancolor and with subtle humour, inhabited by interesting characters of different generations & gender is a masterly addition to the canon. He & his cinema truly is one of a kind.

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  • 8½

    ★★★★★

    My first encounter with Fellini. His eighth & a half contribution to filmdom and a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind experience. This tour de force of the professional & personal crisis as well as fantasies & formative memories of an Italian movie director who's trying to get his next project off the ground is a delirious, life-infused metamovie that's dramatically & artistically firing on all cylinders. And it's a magical marvel to behold how all the fragments & figments form an unforgettable film. Bravo!

  • The Raid

    The Raid

    ★★

    *smack* *hack* *zap* *slash* *wham* *punch* *oomph* *pow* *crack* *whoosh* *bam* *thud* *yawn*

    Did I miss anything?