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  • A Summer's Tale

    A Summer's Tale

    ★★★★

    the room’s waves
    meet at the open window
    strum & crest
    folding atop the other
    in the slow afternoon
    the manylovered seaside
    & its batted-eye promise of Ouessant
    a land where promises are made or made slippery
    with smiling eyes
    under the sun’s embrace
    plucked strings rise and fall
    the groove waving along
    flowing out into the day’s brilliance
    yet landline cuts through melody
    voices ask for answers
    announce the evening’s rendezvous
    & silence trails words
    in the end the man
    refusing groups…

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★

    a stillness calmly flows out

    from the modernist structures

    inflecting its wonderers with a sense of purposeful beauty

    some slowly learning that rather than articulate this presence

    it is far more important to feel & let it wash over

    architecture as healing

    as a conduit of expression removed from its intellectualism

    the thoughts unhurriedly flowing

    connections surging

    in the glint of the steel & glass

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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    A film remarkably different in period and characterization (though not structure or exposition) than Tarantino’s other work, this is my favorite of his filmography. I have seen it a few times but still marvel at the ingenuity regarding story, sound design, gradually intensifying conflicts, et cetera. Tarantino still imbues his characters as pop-culture savvy, in this case regarding cinephilia. Even in the war the characters still have their passions of German and French cinema; Lt. Hicox (a charming, proper British…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★½

    ‘She thinks that her life’s concepts don’t agree with her actions’

    Equally mesmerizing as it is menacing, Persona is a trip into a void. It is an exploration into humanism, sexuality, motherhood, but from one part of a whole. The personae we sculpt out of adaptation deviate from our true selves, innumerable forms emerging out of one divergence. The film forces you to realize that although you are watching a film, the film is watching you. These girl[s] are watching…