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|75 T7||Love Me Tonight (1932) - Feb 12, 2013
""Isn't it romantic?" Not really. But Mamoulian excels in a lot of great cinematic ideas and direction. Especially in his use of mise en scéne, fx when Chevalier enters the Viscounts enormous house and of course the elegant sound/image editing of the song 'Isn't it romantic?'. The film is certainly giddy, but not very funny, though it strives hard to be. "
|65 T5||Only God Forgives (2013) - May 25, 2013
"Completely relentless in its violent tableaux. Filmed, no, painted in striking colors by Kubrick's old lighting photographer Larry Smith, and certainly with stylistic inspirations from The Shining and Eyes Wide Shot. It's a violent poem of metaphysical aesthetics. But Refn is no Tarkovskij. In reality you are left emotionally numb by the basic moral family melodrama."
|90 T10||The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) - Mar 22, 2011
"Impressive and beautiful crafted. As in Kobayashi's "Harakiri" we are faced with some tough moral and existential questions when the humanistic ideals of the pacifist Kaji are constantly put to the test during the dehumanising hardship of war. Despite some dull moments it packs a powerfull emotional punch, especially in this first act of the 9 hour epic."
|100 T10||Viridiana (1961) - Jan 07, 2011
"A hilariously wicked masterpiece with hauntingly beautiful cinematography. Only the master of blasphemy would dare depict a nun milking a cow with such erotic overtones - and that's just the beginning. "
|85 T9||The Dead (1987) - Jan 12, 2013
"An actor's film par excellence that doesn't look like anything else Huston has made. Joyce's original dialogues, kept from his short story, are beautiful, sometimes moving, sometimes even funny. Huston stages his players with a great visual sense of depth that furthers the intimacy between the characters and the overall intens poetic feeling."
|85 T9||The Double Life of Veronique (1991) - Mar 20, 2011
"Dreamlike images in rich colours of red, green and yellow captures Irene Jacob's beautiful face. As all great art Kieslowski's existential doppelganger-riddle is a mystical experience whose meaning depends on who enters through the looking glass."
|85 T9||Sisters (1973) - Mar 06, 2012
"A hitchcockian thriller dipped in acid and rolled in bizarro world. The story is kind of ludicrous, but it succeeds in being truly horrifying as De Palma has learned from the master with excellent use of subtle suspense/surprise combinations. Some brief images of gore for extra oompf. "
|80 T8||The Adventures of Tintin (2011) - Oct 31, 2011
"May not capture the atmosphere of Hergé's Tintin, but who cares when it's this much fun. And guess what? Tintin is a freaking cartoon album, not a film! This is something even better than Tintin: It's Indiana Jones! Or rather the Young Indiana Jones Spielberg has always wanted to make without the meddling from George "All business no film talent" Lucas. Fast paced with excellent set-pieces, it's as if Hergé's stories has given Spielberg the inspiration he needed to get near his early 80's form."