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Cinema Addict - 1612 Film Ratings

Member Since: May 3, 2015

Location: Leiden, Netherlands

Bio: Interested in law at the intersection of philosophy and psychoanalysis. trying to approach it, through Hegel/Lacan/Zizek and Melanie Klein, among others, as a traumatology.
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100 99% The Mirror (1975) - May 12, 2020
"Unregainable loss, and at the same time immortality through artifice. Once a man named Narcissus looked into the waters of his unconscious, looking for reflections to be put in an answer complete. Through meditative introspection, in a dislocated way, as selfobjects (Kohut), a world lost - parents, wars, now archival footage, a traumatic 'Real', reappear. It weighs on the subject as time: a childhood, a forgetting, a life - as sculptings, as poetic images, they fly by, live on without trace."
78 83% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) - Mar 04, 2020
"Appearing for an old and apparently childless bamboo-cutter, a prince, an emperor, even the nice guy down at the swines back yonder: the Objet petit a writes their impossible story, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, the tale of our otherworldy, ungraspable source that yet stirs and moves us - Eppur si muove. "
25 13% V for Vendetta (2006) - Feb 24, 2020
"'Freedom! Forever!'- the poster of this film. the return of needs repressed from that which would constrain it, the ego, are here liberated by the abolition of it; a Dom named 'V' and his bdsm-chick - he tortures her into oblivion because 'he knew' he could prove a point to her - here revel in their absence as subjects to the domain of the father, which in their schizoid-paranoid position is felt as restrictive - and overthrow it for supposed freedom, for 'Utopia', which is itself totalitarian."
91 95% The Wind Will Carry Us (1999) - Sep 21, 2019
"We are aberrations in the wind. Kiarostami said Ozu was his greatest inspiration. I am grateful to be living a life that has introduced me to them both. "
91 95% Opening Night (1977) - Jun 08, 2019
"forsaking her inner life, her youth - crashed by a speeding car, she did not even remember how - to perfomatively stand as an actress, to stand on the road towards societal succes and finish its path. she grows older but she also has not; looking back, the stage crumbles through chapters of an alcoholic man, kids in the limelight; also a self-reflective yet isolated man; all sorts of characters, who stand as islands she navigates her ship between. she opens up; life is in attachment to within."
82 87% Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (1988) - May 25, 2019
"In Webers 'disenchanted' world, in the world of science and enlightenment, we precisely require, in order to overcome a Santa Clause, a God, deistic creatures - that is, magical thinking - the manifestion of these figures in the world to bridge the magical ego-ideal functioning; rather than the opposite, this precedes and is constitutive of these figures. The west, then, fails in its pedagogy by supposing truth stands as the liberating road to truth - when instead it is, in part, these stories. "
80 85% Blue (2018) - Mar 02, 2019
"Another film about trauma from the Thai master. Very simple, perhaps therefore so affecting and moving. Apichatpong Weerasethakul can probably make a film about a turd and I'd rate it 75+. "
88 92% The Trial (1962) - Nov 28, 2018
"Kafka said he could live in a hollowed out tree. He also said he only ever accomplished anything because of his anxiety. The relationship between the two statements is the essence of Kafka. He creates imaginary rooms astray from reality to protect himself from what that may hold. Upon entering these rooms, though, he is anxiously overcome by walls by him erected, its origins upon entering forgotten; he walks in and drifts away. "
71 73% Song to Song (2017) - Nov 14, 2018
40 33% Irrational Man (2015) - Nov 14, 2018
"can't help but feel that Woody Allen is one to smell his own farts. The ecosystem of his films, the groundwork of it - constituted always by a simple narratological structure - feels intersected and violated by laden, literal presentation of ideas, by swaggering, narcissistic men-women relations, by a desire for its dialogues to have an offputing, again narcisistic, biographical element reflecting positively back on him. this violence of literalism, of systematizing against life, feels off. "