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  • Killing Zoe

    Killing Zoe

    ★★★★

    Juvenile trendy nihilism. It's like Betty Blue-style European Art film decadence blended with a kind of De Palma genre violence and vulgarity. It's a got a certain power of its own (Jean Hugues Anglade!) and I can't help but dig it.

  • Nocturama

    Nocturama

    ★★

    Im just not a big fan of this increasingly popular style of filmmaking that tries to sell you tonal and formal detachment as some kind of profundity. Its not profound just inert. Haneke is currently one of the very few who makes this kind of style worth it for me because he knows how to use it to express truly deeper meanings, and create specific psychological affects.

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    “We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means. I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    Nolan films tend to bludgeon, they lack lightness, thats not necessarily a bad thing if applied to the right material, he is good with grounded technical subjects; thats his forte. But when he wants to get into the more abstract, or poetic, or dream like, he's not as effective. Its why Inception to me did not work; dreams tend to have a light, more transparent, abstract quality, Nolans style is the opposite of that. I also find that lot of…