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  • A Short Film About Love

    A Short Film About Love

    ★★★½

    My personal favorite from The 4 disc Criterion release of The Dekalog.  

  • A Short Film About Killing

    A Short Film About Killing

    ★★★½

    Preferable to the shorter Dekalog 5 version.

  • The Night Of

    The Night Of

    ★★★½

    HBO's mini-series The Night Of is well acted and compelling throughout, but it suffers from no sense of time and an anticlimactic ending.  I enjoyed each episode, but the flaws bothered me enough to keep me from giving the high praise many others have.

  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★½

    Now that I've seen Raw, the reports I saw when it was screened proclaiming they had to hand out barf bags seems a little ridiculous.  It has a couple gross scenes, but it's not that bad and I've definitely seen much more disgusting things on film.  So in that regard it was over hyped and a bit disappointing.  I was hoping to be shocked and that just didn't happen.  Other than that it was pretty interesting.  I think it just needed a little more to it.

  • The Decalogue

    The Decalogue

    ★★★½

    While I didn't love any of the parts, I think Kieślowski's Dekalog worked pretty well when I think about it as a whole.  Those who are religious may take more from it, but it's worth seeing even for those who aren't.

  • Decalogue X.

    Decalogue X.

    ★★★

    "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods"


    Finally I've finished Krzysztof Kieślowski's 10 part series The Dekalog.  This part was decent.

  • Decalogue IX.

    Decalogue IX.

    ★★★½

    "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife"


    This one hit home a little bit.  Finding out about and dealing with an unfaithful partner is extremely traumatizing.

  • Decalogue VIII.

    Decalogue VIII.

    ★★½

    "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor"


    I didn't care too much for this one.  The story bored me.

  • Decalogue VII.

    Decalogue VII.

    ★★★

    "Thou shalt not steal"





  • Decalogue VI.

    Decalogue VI.

    ★★★

    "Thou shalt not commit adultery"


    My ex-wife shit all over this one.

  • Decalogue V.

    Decalogue V.

    ★★★

    "Thou shalt not kill"


    As far as commandments go, this one has gotta be near the top wouldn't you say?

  • Decalogue IV.

    Decalogue IV.

    ★★★½

    "Honour thy father and thy mother"


    The theme of this one was a little uncomfortable.  As in go through the 10 episodes, the most interesting thing about the overall work so far has been Kieślowski's choice of story to coincide with each commandment.  Definitely not straightforward which is a good thing.