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  • Oh, Hello: On Broadway

    Oh, Hello: On Broadway

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    Increased my respect for everyone involved tenfold.

  • The Trip to Italy

    The Trip to Italy

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    Turns out I'm going in backwards chronological order with these, but it turns out that backwards chronological is a fairly good representation of things right now. Continuing on the same note, the same applies to this review, which I hardly do anymore. But after seeing The Trip to Spain and then this, and seeing that they are received lukewarmly, I think of it as my duty to share some love for these films. The chemistry between Brydon and Coogan is…

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  • L'Avventura

    L'Avventura

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    Finally feeling somewhat on the same page as Antonioni, and that happens in a film where communication is it's most subversive element, the one that discloses the least about what is actually going on in the film. And there is clearly a disconnect between the director/writer and his characters here. While delving into fascinating psychoanalysis, the distance remains and much like Luigi Pirandello, Antonioni lets his characters roam free without doubting the primal forces that directs the film. As though…

  • Red Desert

    Red Desert

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    First off thanks to Connor and Marcus for promptly guiding me to this immediately following my review of L'avventura and never has a recommendation felt so appropriate. Of course I loved it, as Antonioni's scenes become more layered in complexity, though the lifeless black-and-white has its charm, so does his narrative. And it is important to remember this complexity going in to this film, as interpretations often tend to err on the simplistic side. Still we explore the realm of…