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  • Islands

    Islands

    ★★★★

    A really good documentary on two of my favourite filmmakers (Andrei Tarkovsky and Sergei Parajanov) and their friendship and how they influenced each other.

    Also shows their similar interest in poetic imagery and its reflection to film and how they used similar motifs like horses and memories for example but in different styles of filmmaking. It also tells how their approach to filmmaking is also tragically hindered by the Soviet government.

    This documentary is very interesting, especially as it was…

  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    ★★★★★

    Second time viewing this, I have grown more fond of this movie. This is a very compelling mystery film that defies and twists the tropes of a mystery film.

    An idea in film that very much interests me is how thin the line of subjectivity and objectivity can be, this is where Blow Up actually covers the topic. We see the usual bleak realistic isolation of the modern man, that Antonioni usually entails in his films, with what we see…

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  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket

    ★★★★★

    Third Bresson film in, and I become evermore convinced that his films, despite the ones I've seen only reach an hour and 20 minutes long, are closest to feel like novels as they have the same complex stories, subtleties and character emotion. So much happen within the running time, that Bresson somehow makes the film lengthy with all the complexities within the film, which creates a good effect on the chaos within Michel's life.

     Pickpocket, much like L'Argent, is about…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    Easily the most realistic, harrowing and horrifying (to use those words, there are a multitude of words to use for this) war film I've ever seen so far. The teenager who is the lead in the film uses probably the most realistic reactions and emotion in the film, the film doesn't mess about in how brutal and dark the themes are (including genocide, mental degradation, etc.). The music and sound design are flawless, to show a cacophany of sounds (almost…