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  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Blue Velvet
  • La Dolce Vita

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  • Andrei Rublev

    ★★★★★

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    ★★★★★

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    ★★★★★

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    ★★★★★

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  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    'My life that goes on. Your death that goes on.'

    Never before has a film had such a potent, emotional impact on me. I can only attempt to articulate my thoughts on this beautiful film.

    Hiroshima is love. As Elle recounts, saying ‘this city was tailor-made for love’, the entire city is love's equilibrium, a breeding ground for romance amidst the pieces of destruction. Hiroshima Mon Amour in no way attempts to downplay the tragedies that took place in the…

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    -mild spoilers-

    I think that Blue Velvet is, if one exists, a perfect movie. It’s so rich with motifs and recurring symbols, that half of the narrative is actually solved by the viewer, taking every piece of the puzzle and slowly, carefully putting them together. It begins and ends with a cut of an almost picturesque suburbia, boasting the iconic shot of the roses against the skyline, with just a little too much emphasis on the roses themselves for the…

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  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    I said to myself I would rewatch this, to try to gain a different perspective later on, following my initial resonant dislike. I regret to say I couldn't even bear beyond the thirty minute mark, I think I am not in the right place, nor time to reconsider this at this point, but I can say it utterly succeeds in conjuring utter misery and spawns a view of the world as a place with no purpose but to destroy and…

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "That’s what you always do, you confuse love for admiration."

    Never before have i see a movie so fucking RICH with symbolism and intricacies. There is so much to love about this movie that it's hard to know where to begin to dissect it !

    I think the Icarus metaphor is a good place to start; utilising an almost cyclical aspect to the narrative with the film opening and closing accompanied by wide, almost wistful shots of a beach, covered…