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Cinema Addict - 1114 Film Ratings

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75 64% Cries and Whispers (1972) - Jul 03, 2020
"I honestly don't know what to rate this. On immediate first impression I was a bit disengaged with the fractured narrative style and lack of world building. But upon finishing the film and puzzling together some of its themes on universal loneliness, suppression, the power of faith and death's unlocking - I totally appreciate it. It begs for an immediate rewatch."
90 94% Happy Together (1997) - Jul 02, 2020
"Probably my favourite WKW as it feels the most powerful and complete of his films on tainted love. The waterfall shots will make your soul cry."
80 75% Memories of Murder (2003) - Jul 01, 2020
"Zodiac with dropkicks and yeah obviously it works."
80 75% Minding the Gap (2018) - Jun 30, 2020
"As personal as movies get - really heartfelt stuff."
75 64% Burning (2018) - Jun 29, 2020
75 64% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) - Jun 29, 2020
"I sort of love when casting directors don't even try to find similar looking actors to play older/younger versions of the same character. This film has really good energy and despite feeling rough around the edges, contains some of the best work of Shia/Tatum's careers."
80 75% The Straight Story (1999) - Jun 29, 2020
"Lynch often portrays the elderly as nightmarish figures of disillusionment by viewing them through the anxious gaze of a younger subject. Here we see him operate from the vantage point of the old; where the function of a dream has faded away and with it all of the trivial anxieties of youthfulness. What remains is simple wisdom, the final days of pride, and the importance of reconciliation. This is essential Lynch."
95 98% The Holy Mountain (1973) - Jun 26, 2020
"Mindblowing. Manifests deep philosophical ideas on ideology into vibrant art. The film became so dense with symbolism I couldn't keep up - stuck in contemplation. Will have to do a run with commentary next."
75 64% Boyz n the Hood (1991) - Jun 25, 2020
95 98% Ordet (1955) - Jun 24, 2020
"Simply one of the most moving films I have ever seen. The crux of Ordet being a very nuanced exploration of faith and skepticism it's really a film about the life experience; about the mysteries of love and miracle, pride and hypocrisy, about innocence and hardness. It is not a film about our need for religion so much as it is a deconstruction of the failures of the church when challenged by the irrational reality of its own beliefs. "