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  • Redoubt

    Redoubt

    ★★★★★

    In Redoubt we are given a loose rendition of the Roman myth of Diana (played by professional sharpshooter Anette Wachter) and Actaeon (Matthew Barney, although in the film he is only identified as 'Engraver') as told by Ovid in his work Metamorphoses which recalls a hunter from the city of Thebes (Actaeon) who accidentally stumbles upon a sacred spring whereupon the chaste goddess of the hunt, Diana, and her nymphs are bathing. As for the trespass (which as an intrusion…

  • il y a de l’Un

    il y a de l’Un

    Filmed in New York, 2019.

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ½

    The question of the authentic difference between a self-perpetuating advertisement and a work of entertainment is at the core of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and one which foregrounds the concern of equation of a critical cinema and a cinema of the spectacle. Guy Debord starts his famous 'Society of the Spectacle' with the statement: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a…

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★★

    Perhaps the easiest and most succinct introduction to Denis Villeneuve's 2013 masterpiece Enemy comes at his own pen, where in the liner notes of Danny Bensi's wonderful score there is a note that reads (ENEMY is a one way trip to the subconscious of a man struggling with issues regarding intimacy). Now, if you could perhaps imagine that there exists a liner note explaining other psycho-sexual films like Andrzej Zulawski's 1981 masterwork Possession, then perhaps you will understand just how…