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karamazov.

Cinema Addict - 1449 Rankings

Member Since: Jul 3, 2013

Location: USA

Bio: Savage side show. ///// Marxist–Leninist, aesthete, radfem. ///



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78 T10 Solaris (1972) - Jul 30, 2013
"[BWV 639]."
73 T9 Troll 2 (1990) - Jun 20, 2014
"If the only films that matter formally are auteur films, this -special- creative vision is a formal success, proverbial colors flying. If you think this is simply a "bad" movie, and lacking all self-awareness, you're a fucking idiot."
39 T5 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - Apr 17, 2016
"Tense and engaging, with very good technicals. Entertaining if nihilistic depiction of characters who, once having enjoyed the spoils, purpose, and thrills of criminality, find themselves [whether for reasons psychological or sociological] helpless to escape it, and can only delay the inevitable [it makes no difference whether just or not] deserts. Make no mistake though, this is, ultimately, simply a cops-and-robbers, popcorn flick, but taken for such, you can't do much better."
66 T9 Where Is The Friend's Home? (1987) - Nov 15, 2015
"In the beginning, one of the children, obviously instructed not to look at the camera, seemingly looks straight at it by accident & hurriedly glances away. With this same childlike candor & simplicity the film continues, yet not without all the stark formalism of Bresson & the grace of Kiarostami's later work. Characters repeat lines, like in a dream; we hear adults' folksy wisdom, some actually interesting & some stupid-- we're admitted into a universe of the wonder & sensitivity of a child."
33 T4 J'ai tué ma mère (2009) - Feb 01, 2015
"accualy is Dolan."
53 T7 Edvard Munch (1974) - Aug 11, 2015
"There is a sense both of contextualizing, placing the subject in his milieu, via very ambitious editing [by Watkins himself], and of tactility-- of texture, surfaces: the fibers of a canvas, the smoothness of a lithography plate, contours of a woodcut block. The grainy, textured photography can look on occasion amateurish, and sometimes painterly. I must say, though, I prefer the opposite face of the coin, which reveals its subject by way of anachronism: viz. Jarman's "Caravaggio" [1986]."
68 T9 Mysterious Skin (2004) - Apr 01, 2016
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94 T10 Gummo (1997) - Jul 03, 2013
"A simultaneously preposterous and ulta-realist portrayal of mock- southern u.s. lower-class youth. Effectively both a haunting anthropological document and a gorgeous, stunning piece of the most poetic and visionary cinematic expressionism. Extraordinary and bold-- simultaneously misanthropic and sympathetic."
T1 Forrest Gump (1994) - Jun 26, 2014
"Wasn't expecting fucking Berlin Alexanderplatz, but, sweet negro baby jesus, this is stunning. If the concept of crimes against humanity did not exist, it would be a necessary goddamn invention."
19 T3 The Revenant (2015) - Apr 08, 2016
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