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  • La Notte

    La Notte

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Beautiful quote from the very end of the movie (Marcello Mastroianni's character reading a letter that he wrote to Jeanne Moreau's character from the early days of their relationship)...:

    “When I awoke this morning, you were still asleep. As I awoke I heard your gentle breathing. I saw your closed eyes beneath wisps of stray hair and I was deeply moved. I wanted to cry out, to wake you, but you slept so deeply, so soundly. In the half light…

  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    It’s almost impossible to describe what this film is like, or “about.” It’s like a slow-moving, beautiful, irresistible nightmare. I would describe it as psychological/surreal arty horror.

    The movie is divided into four chapters, titled “Grief,” “Pain (Chaos Reigns),” “Despair (Gynocide),” and “The Three Beggars.” It tells the story of this nameless couple who go to a cabin in the woods to cope with their trauma after the accidental death of their child. I kind of see the movie as…

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  • The Reflecting Skin

    The Reflecting Skin

    1990′s The Reflecting Skin, directed by Philip Ridley, is a weird movie and rather obscure. It’s very interesting, and quiet, bizarre, grotesque, over-the-top, and terribly beautiful, all at once. Visually, it’s amazing. The cinematography is gorgeous, very unforgettable. It has such atmosphere… Eerie, chilling, ominous, cryptic, ascetic yet lush. Admittedly some of the acting is just god-awful (especially the child actors!), but the movie overall is kind of brilliant. Destined to be thought terrible and intolerable by many, I loved…