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|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."
|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."
|15 T2||Godless (2017) - Dec 11, 2017
"Ah, yes, the American Frontier. Miscegenation, lesbianism, Yellow Journalism, Buffalo Soldiers, primitive accumulation of capital, Mormons, genocide of indigenous peoples, prostitution, industrialization. All alluded to, vaguely acknowledged, or paraded, and all fodder for contemporary bullshit, edgy, liberal entertainment that tells the truth about approximately 0%.of it. Obviously a prestige television masterpiece."
|39 T6||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."
|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" ."
|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."
|81 T10||Au hasard Balthazar (1966) - Nov 25, 2013
""A sigh, a silence, a word, a sentence, a din, a hand, the whole of your model, his face, in repose, in movement, in profile, full face, an imÂmense view, a restricted space. . . . Each thing exactly in its place: your only resources." - Bresson, "Notes sur le cinematographe.""
|59 T8||Story of Women (1988) - Oct 24, 2015
"It's just Chabrol, but wow, Isabelle Huppert and abortions-- two of my favorite things!-- in one movie? It's almost too good to be true. <3"
|85 T10||Taxi Driver (1976) - Jul 03, 2013
"Here, seems as appropriate a place as any to leave this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V8H9uaQFBE"