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45 22% Bound (1996) - Rated 23 May 2024
"The takeaway here is obvious: big red truck > small white body!"
90 75% Koyaanisqatsi (1982) - Rated 30 Apr 2024
"A depiction of the Anthropocenic apocalypse with no dialogues, just a highly affecting orchestration of music and picture: speeding up for madness, slowing down for suffering, and a pot of ash falling from the sky for the revelation of a dream of launching a new epoch as the nightmare of the ultimate end. Watched it at a well-equipped cinema on 29th April, 2024, which seemed to be a rare chance and helped with the appreciation of the film a lot."
82 58% Close Your Eyes (2023) - Rated 14 Apr 2024
"A love letter to cinema and moving images, to memory and its material carriers, a dedication to both their anamnestic and enchanting magic, and (significantly and noticeably so for Erice, it seems) their irreducible impenetrability and unavoidable imperfection, and through all these, a tragic contemplation of the default (of origin), incalculability and mystery of human life, and of how we can take care of each other as memory perpetually draws us close and stretches us apart at the same time."
85 64% El Sur (1983) - Rated 30 Mar 2024
"About the enchantment and disenchantment of a father, the difficulty to spiral in the weight and complexity of memory, and in the end and despite everything, the longing for his default (of origin) that holds open his little girl's desire and life. Delicate, hypnotic, melancholic, and extremely beautiful. And despite the recognisable prematurity of the end, it somehow works."
88 70% After Hours (1985) - Rated 25 Mar 2024
"A carousel of frustrations, meaninglessness and distrust, presented in a very enjoyably ridiculous and aesthetic way."
80 54% The Last of the Unjust (2014) - Rated 26 Feb 2024
"Seems like there could be more questions to ask than what have been conducted here."
75 45% Birth (2004) - Rated 19 Feb 2024
"What happens here is what is called "projection" in psychology, which is neither mystical nor unusual, because who someone is to us - one that we desire, love, miss, etc - is always a matter of the projection and transference of a certain path through which our libidinal energy flows out. And just like one might find it extremely difficult to give up a projection because of how it keeps her alive, one could want to be the object of a projection simply because he craves its extraordinary energy."
0% The Führer Gives the Jews a City (1944) - Rated 18 Feb 2024
88 70% Le rapport Karski (2010) - Rated 16 Feb 2024
"About the difficulty for our spirit to catch its breath when we encounter the immeasurable depth and force of our own shame - and we still are struggling. Very effective use of zoom-ins and zoom-outs."
94 88% Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Rated 16 Feb 2024
"What would happen when the obsession with constantly creating the image of an enemy towards whom one can always spurt out his violent bodily fluid meets the extreme uncontrollability and stupidity of automation. Remarkable performances from Sellers, Scott, Hayden and Pickens."