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  • Dekalog

    Dekalog

    ★★★★★

    A retrospective of 'Dekalog'.

    In this colossal masterwork, director Krzysztof Kieślowski proves once again why he is one of the twentieth century’s greatest visual storytellers.

    Originally made for Polish television, 'Dekalog' centres on the residents of a housing complex in Communist Poland. Throughout the course of 10 hour-long episodes, we witness their lives become subtly intertwined, as they each face philosophical moral dilemmas that are at once personal and spiritual.

    Drawing from the Ten Commandments Kieslowski's work is a monumental…

  • Decalogue X

    Decalogue X

    ★★★★

    'Decalogue Ten', the tenth and final part of the series by Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski, is connected to the tenth imperative of the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not covet." In sharp contrast to the other films in tone, 'Decalogue Ten' is a black comedy, diverting its narrative into a more playful tone, opposing the bleak and somber mood of the previous instalments.

    In the final philosophical premise of the series, the film follows Jerzy, who after trading a kidney for…

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  • The Coolangatta Gold

    The Coolangatta Gold

    ★★½

    In what would ultimately lead to the establishment of the famous iron man race The Coolangatta Gold, Igor Auzins's 'The Coolangatta Gold' crafts a charming, yet unfocused work of 80s Australian cinema. Seemingly forgotten in the landscape of Australian film, Auzin's story follows the life of nineteen year-old Steve Lucas, his relationship with his brother and father and his eventual quest to compete in the Coolangatta Gold.

    Channeling the Australian tradition of surf-lifesaving, the film does have an appropriate nostalgic and tone, that although may appear to be entertaining, doesn't do enough to overshadow the film's larger narrative issues.

  • La Notte

    La Notte

    ★★★★★

    "Whenever I try to communicate, love disappears"

    'La Notte', Michelangelo Antonioni’s follow-up to the elusive L’avventura, remains one of the directors most visually striking and modernist efforts. Like all his works, the plot of 'La Notte' seems minimalist on its surface, seemingly only following the day in the life of an unfaithful married couple, as their relationship begins to slowly deteriorate.

    Iconic actors, Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau star as the novelist and his frustrated wife present at the forefront…