The Turin Horse might be the most weighty illustration of existentialism ever put to film. Our physical existence is characterized by a consistent struggle against the elements, and its this struggle that we observe in full detail and length, in The Turin Horse. Tarr displays each element and its role in our continuous struggle so poetically and powerfully. Intimate close ups of cart wheels as they arduously force their way through thick mud, the sequence where the characters are trying…
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God, I am obsessed with this movie. The Tenant explores some of the most interesting and unnerving ideas I have seen in a horror film. It’s the first film I have seen in a long time that has inspired me to write this long of a review, so.
The Tenant is a gothic Kafka tale of urban alienation and oppression. It’s about the fatal lines between diplomacy, assimilation, and self-suppression. At what point does harmlessly trying to fit in with…