RSS feed for Arta

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Superman joins forces with Slavoj Zizek to bring about world peace, but CIA (as usual) spoils everything

  • Red Beard

    Red Beard

    Red Beard is generally known as the transitional film between the prolific mid-period Kurosawa and the late period color films, and the transition is very much apparent in the style of the film. It's definitely Kurosawa at his most Dostoevsky and the details, the various subplots, the very gradual story construction, the decentralization of the plot from the main characters, certain subtle gestures, and especially moments of stillness are all very jarring to see in a Kurosawa film.
    I know…

Popular reviews

More
  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    Another addition to the series of new films that try to integrate “art-house” aesthetics/vibe with popular cinema and and appropriate them for mass audience. The same way that Ghost Story wanted to implement Tsai+Malick into a film that’s shown in AMC and Regal, this film rips off a whole bunch of films -from Tarkovsky (both Solaris and Stalker) to recent films like Under the Skin, as well as Twin Peaks: The Return ( If I saw this correctly, the eyeless…

  • Happy End

    Happy End

    ★★★★

    Never has a Haneke film been so self-referential: everything from The Seventh Continent and Benny’s Video to Cache and [explicitly] Amour, are referenced on some level and in some form, and this self-awareness isn’t just on a superficial level of reference to other films, but it takes the form of humor in this film, -which needless to say is extremely rare in Haneke’s cinema- it’s as if Haneke knows we can hardly be shocked anymore, that we have been far…