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  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

    Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

    ★★★★

    Notes on the film:

    "We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity."

    Touching, humanising insight into the twelve-step program and the importance placed on community, which is the ultimate higher power you have to rely on for personal welfare.

    Its temporal structure juggles Callahan's history in thematic terms and not chronological ones; in this case its tied to each step of the program.

    I've seen some find issue with the film's treatment, or…

  • Mystery Train

    Mystery Train

    ★★★★

    Widely different, jarring characters come together in a joined purgatory where the landscape reflects personalized meanings to every individual member; from nostalgia and delicate decay to imprisonment and defeated malaise.

    The way Jarmusch uses transitions is so closely knitted with Kaurismäki's approach, makes you wonder who influenced whom; the chicken or the egg?

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  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

    A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

    ★★★★½

    "Det är så vackert, men ändå så hemskt"

    Embodying the Swedish spirit through phrasing, mood and general interactions; capturing the sharp tongue and redundancy of speech that feels like a definition of a tired society, but a society that still has an underlying humaneness to its intentions.

    The two main characters represents two regular tempers; one who is gloomy, but sensitive, who's become beaten by the world, and another that is irritable and brushes of anything that has the possibility…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★

    "Love transcends time and space"- apparently love is the decisive compass you need in Space.