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  • Cold War

    Cold War

    ★★★★

    Unfortunately I wasn't as moved as I had hoped I would be, but fortunately, the movie was emotionally disappointing in absolutely gorgeous black and white.

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Female empowerment rings a bit hollow under the oppressive male gaze, but the film is still fun in a campy/cult classic kind of way, though. Really not sure what to rate this tbh

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  • Landscape in the Mist

    Landscape in the Mist

    ★★★★½

    Desolate, decrepit, bleak, beautiful. Understated long takes, restrained performances, a touch of the surreal, great compositions and coloring straight out of a Melville film, with bright saturated reds often popping out.
    This is my first Angelopoulos film and it reminds me a lot of Tarkovsky and Tarr (which is pretty much the highest praise I can think of), so I'm excited to delve deeper into his filmography.

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    ★★★★★

    The prologue and the "Prince" scenes are easily two of the best I have ever seen, the score is absolutely sublime and the cinematography stunning. I could go on, but it would just be superlatives upon superlatives, so I won't bother.
    I don't often rate films with five stars, that way it gives more meaning to the films that I do, and Werckmeister Harmonies definitely deserves all five.

    And now, we'll have an explanation that simple folks like us can also understand, about immortality. All I ask is that you step with me into the boundlessness, where constancy, quietude and peace, infinite emptiness reign.