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  • Thirst



    "To be alone is worse than to have the hell that we share together."

    “Thirst” (1949) finds a young Ingmar Bergman approaching his favorite narrative motifs: toxic romantic relationships, adultery, abortion and suicide. Sounds cheerful, right? The real issue relays on the fragmented nature of the plotline, which shifts protagonists in multiple instances and jumps back and forth in time without any sense of direction. The episodic structure makes each individual narrative thread superficial and, as a corollary, the themes are not explored with nuance.

  • Women in Love

    Women in Love


    "Try to love me a little more and want me a little less."

    In the late sixties, American cinema was undergoing an exciting phase of mutation. It was setting itself free from formal conventions, whilst also taking important steps to loosen its ancient Production Codes. On the other side of the Atlantic something analogous was occurring. “Women in Love” (1969) is a fascinating companion piece to what was being produced in the United States. Despite being set at the turn…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl


    "We are partners in crime"
    -Nick Dunne

    Gone Girl was I think to most film-lovers one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It was based on a best-seller that had gained some weighty controversy and it was directed by David Fincher. Fincher is undeniably one of the highest regarded directors today and deservedly so. The man has a great career on his back as he has produced some of the most influential pictures of the last twenty years…

  • La La Land

    La La Land


    ”People love what other people are passionate about.”

    Most people don’t believe in love at first sight and nor do they believe in magic; perhaps myself included. La La Land debunks that skepticism and replaces it with wonderment. In fact, it wouldn’t be exaggerated at all to say that I’m shell-shocked. I’m only a bit disheartened that I won’t be able to see it for the first time again – however, it gives me comfort to know beyond doubt that…