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  • The Left-Handed Woman

    The Left-Handed Woman


    The Left-Handed Woman (1977) by Peter Handke

    A quite sentimental break-up narrative in the context of slow cinema. The Left-Handed Woman is reminiscent of female auteurs (and writers) such as Duras and Akerman, albeit this is a males feminist view. The film has several references to Ozu and its exploration of modern relationships seems to build on the framework of family. The movie had several moments of bliss and zen, which made it one of best movie experiences this year.…

  • Tootsie



    Tootsie could certainly use some queer theoretical critique. Certainly one of the worst movies i have seen so far this year.

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  • The Sisters Brothers

    The Sisters Brothers


    The Sisters Brothers (2018) by Jacques Audiard

    My third film by the French auteur Jacques Audiard was a finely tuned sensitive western. Recent films like Moonlight (2016) by Barry Jenkins or Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) by Abdellatif Kechiche brings gender roles and nonconformal ways of living into the mainstream of cinema. The Sisters Brothers should be seen in the light of the recent wave of queer cinema, and the film as such conveys the childhood trauma and shame…

  • Season of the Devil

    Season of the Devil


    Season of the Devil (Ang Panahon ng Halimaw) (2018) by Lav Diaz

    My fourth film by slow cinema auteur Lav Diaz. With a running time of "only" 4 hours, Season of the Devil, is one of the shorter movies by Diaz, but still a somewhat frustrating and difficult watch. From my perspective, watching a film by Diaz, is more of an (difficult) experience than entertainment. Many of the scenes are extended, nearly beyond breaking point, which makes it a rather…