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  • Crash

    Crash

    ★★★★

    The car crash is a fertilizing rather than a destructive event.

    A courageous look inside the minds of a group of people that develop sexual arouse around cars, more particularly car crashes. It has, of course, lots of sex (violent sex, indeed) and car crashes. Though it may look seductive, I found it very repulsive, and that’s the director’s main goal here, don’t be confused. A complex “taboo” subject, with both the director and actors “in the zone”. I must, nevertheless, highlight the braveness and genius of Deborah Kara Unger’s performance as Catherine. This definitely is Cronenberg in automatic pilot, ready to crash into your head.

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  • The Seventh Continent

    The Seventh Continent

    ★★★★★

    I believe that looking at the life we have lived straight in the eye makes any notion of the end easy to accept.

    A “story” that focuses on the typical Austrian bourgeois family, looking at their daily routine through a cynical style that almost tortures the audience. Here we have art as a weapon of thought, smashing almost everything about the concept of our contemporaneous society. Haneke’s theatrical film debut is a cinematic masterwork, with an unparalleled scope, given its…

  • Blue Collar

    Blue Collar

    ★★★★

    They pit the lifers against the new boy and the young against the old. The black against the white. Everything they do is to keep us in our place.

    The directorial debut for Paul Schrader, an angry sociopolitical commentary that addresses subjects like ethnicity and corruption with a bitter, sometimes furious humor. It finds in Richard Pryor's "Zeke" the ultimate depiction of the everyday struggling blue-collar worker and family man living in the late 70s.