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  • What Time Is It There?
  • The Fourth Dimension
  • On the Silver Globe
  • Ritual

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  • When a Stranger Calls

    ★★★

  • Bay of Angels

    ★★★

  • Lola

    ★★★½

  • Rocks in my Pockets

    ★★★★

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  • Sink or Swim

    Sink or Swim

    ★★★★★

    She inevitably sinks in the past, where she swam.

  • Perfumed Nightmare

    Perfumed Nightmare

    ★★★★½

    Although his image of western civilization is innocent, he only realizes how volatile it's when he contemplates the dehumanizing perspectives of everything he dreamed of. Juxtaposing images of modern cities with those of his home village, his people and his mother is explicitly enchanting.

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  • Talking Heads

    Talking Heads

    ★★★★½

    I see this as an archive of us humans, to clearly demonstrate the nature of the human condition starting with wanting nothing, ending up with wanting everything. This ought to be studied.

  • Vive L'Amour

    Vive L'Amour

    ★★★★½

    I wasn't that satisfied halfway through the film. Shortly after it struck me that this film is significantly about nothingness, carved to be totally blank with too little dialogue, music or even action. In the middle of Taipei the crowded/lively city, the characters are somewhat isolated, spiritually rather than physically. I read once that Tsai was greatly influenced by the directors of the european new waves, and Antonioni is whom I feel to influence him the most in this case, since it greatly feels like an asian retelling of La Notte.