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"Who in this city of light and sadness is searching for salvation, truth, final answers? Is there anyone who doesn't sleep nights thinking about the meaning of the city, the night, the sadness, and oneself?"
Tomorrow is my last day of high school. I've hated high school. I've been lonely and miserable and I've wanted this day to come so badly for so long, but now that it's basically here, I feel a little sad. I hate all the big…
"While I live, I remember"
Alright, I've done it. I've completed Varda's filmography. Every single one of her features, documentaries, and shorts (or at least all the shorts included in the Criterion boxset). I guess it's time to write about her films, the impact they've had on me, and why I think she was the greatest director to ever live.
The first of her films I saw was "Cleo from 5 to 7," right after first downloading the Criterion Channel.…
I finished this about 45 minutes ago, and there’s still a pit in my stomach. In what is without a doubt one of the most impressive directorial debuts ever, Singleton delivers a slice of life, coming of age film that also serves as a brilliant examination of life in the hood and the systemic forces working to oppress black people, and keep the hood like it is. The performances are raw and powerful, with extremely famous and recognizable figures like…
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One of the great masterpieces of the 21st century. A dense sociopolitical analysis of how capitalism and the patriarchy intertwine to formulate new systems of oppression and reinforce capitalist realism. Explores gender hierarchy through a lens of semiotics untouched by nearly all other contemporary cinema. Dunham’s influences are clear - the works of Marx, Davis, Beauvoir, Fisher, Debord, and Zizek are present in every frame - but what really separates him from lesser filmmakers like Kubrick and Tarkovsky…
My dad directed this movie and here are a few things he told me about it if anybody is interested:
1. He didn’t want to make it in the first place
2. He hates the ending
3. Brazil is really nice and he had a great time there
4. He tried his best to make this movie not antagonizing Brazil and had an almost all-Brazilian crew but it was pretty difficult given what he had to work with
Anyway this movie isn’t that good and it’s gonna be really awkward if my dad ever downloads Letterboxd and sees this rating.
Slightly disappointing, but very enjoyable nonetheless. My biggest complaint about this movie would probably be that the film fails to sufficiently flesh out the characters or give them any real depth at all despite the whole film being centered around these characters. The actors are all charming enough to make it work, but if the characters had been more interesting themselves, the film could have been a lot better.
I really appreciated how much style Bravo put into the film,…