Bio: Deeply serious and learned aesthete; artistic genius by vocation.
||The Name of the Rose (1986) - Sep 21, 2021
"Annaud succeeds primarily in creating a convincing medieval atmosphere, full of ugliness, filth and superstition. The mystery is less convincing, and gets sillier as it progresses, and in his detective role Sean is wont to over-act."
||Ars (1959) - Sep 21, 2021
"Thought the narration probably overstepped, but very nicely shot and constructed otherwise."
||I Miss Sonia Henie (1971) - Sep 21, 2021
"Hopefully studying this edgy stuff from back in the day will learn us more about what exactly constitutes a transformative transgression, opposed to one that feels quaint and stupid, likely within the decade."
||14441 kvadrat (1972) - Sep 21, 2021
"Curious. Has a psychedelic soundtrack that kind of relegates this to a hippie-ish artifact, but as a political statement it may have been a lot more at that time."
||Dead Heat (1988) - Sep 21, 2021
"I can hardly get over that gag 'Roger Mortis', the movies' best facepalm."
||Marie pour mémoire (1967) - Sep 20, 2021
"Beyond the superficial sense of vacuity I ultimately appreciate Garrel's unique distillation of cinematic forms. He orchestrates a number of sequences here that might be jarring, or just break down in different ways. Feels like a cousin to Godard, and Garrel's films are great extensions of select Nouvelle Vague tenets."