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  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

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    Ingmar Bergman’s Persona got me thinking. About what I’m not quite sure, but it did leave me confused and utterly perplexed which I suppose is a good thing. Persona is certainly a unclearly psychologically and it has the crispest, most spotless black and white cinematography I have seen in a long time, thanks to Sven Nykvist. 

    The opening sequences in the hospital are noticeably strange while brining attention to the unfruitful environment. The close-ups feels like The Passion of Joan…

  • Ivan's Childhood

    Ivan's Childhood

    ★★★★½

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    A tragically moving, reflective study on the impact and horrors of war, and one of the most iconic and incredible feature presentation ever, Andrei Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood is a stunning piece of art, creating a poetic, richly textured study of warfare, childhood, and mortality, all in Tarkovsky's uniquely spiritual style.

    From the opening dream sequence, to the film's depressing beautiful finale, Tarkovsky proves a brilliant craftsmen. Favoring a perfect, carefully poised approach, Tarkovsky blends surviving, lovingly filmed shots of miserable…

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  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    ★★★★½

    In Chinatown, Roman Polanski presents what seems like a sleazy noir mystery centring around the powers that be in the water business. As the film unfolds, however, it transforms into a searching human drama and one of the most pessimistic visions of neo-noir cinema.

    It certainly plays like your average cold-blooded crime story: a private detective is hired by a woman to investigate her beliefs of affair in her husband, but following Towne’s script, the bigger picture is far more…

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★★

    A confine study using the power of greed, jealousy, selfishness, and how the self-obsessed pursuing for glory only leads to isolation and loneliness. The Social Network tells the story (at least according to our narrators) of the founding of Facebook, perhaps the most influential social networking website of the 21st century.

    Fincher, a director already well known for studying the pessimistic nature of people, shows us how he turns his uninvolved, tasteful life of Mark Zuckerberg. Studying and attempting to solve such…

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★½

    War was dumb, and this shows it In a good way. Sweetness and charm may not be the notes you want or expect in a movie about genocide and fascism, and there are times when the mood turns sticky and soft, basically the same as Life is Beautiful.

    Waititi is trying for a tricky blend of tones, and
    Jojo Rabbit is sharpest when it dares to be funny. Some scenes in the film are funny, but many of the scenes…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

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    Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s war film, retells one of the iconic legends of the Second World War. From May 27 until June 4, 1940, more than 338,000 Allied troops who'd been encircled by the Nazis at Dunkirk, France, were evacuated by sea.

    Out of the gates we are given three plot lines in this film. The first is that of a random soldier chased out to the beach and his attempts to get across the channel. The second is that of a…