Film is Pain

Film is Pain

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Letterboxing into the void. 

Movies hurt me.

Favorite films

  • The Piano Teacher
  • Yi Yi
  • Nocturama
  • Out of the Blue

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  • Werewolves Within

    ★★½

  • Luca

    ★★½

  • Diamonds of the Night

    ★★★

  • Le Trou

    ★★★★½

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  • Werewolves Within

    Werewolves Within

    ★★½

    There's a new sheriff in town (not literally he's just the new park ranger) named Finn, played by Sam Richardson, who you may recognize from Veep or a dozen other roles in tv comedies. Here in a rare leading turn, we meet him on a long drive, complete with a self-help audio book, and in an apparent rocky marriage. He's taken a new post in a remote town far away from home. He arrives in a small wooded town named…

  • Diamonds of the Night

    Diamonds of the Night

    ★★★

    Astute in its visual language, but unremarkable in its narrative and impressionistic aims, Diamonds of the Night employs a certain level of verisimilitude vs impressionism that is undoubtedly common among other alumni of the Czech New Wave. Unfortunately, I found the narrative focus mostly unassured and the surrealistic opportunity largely uninteresting. The more captivating visual flare bogged down by a narrative sparseness and empty characterization. There is a chance to find this more rewarding on a rewatch but as of now, it’s an experience that I found interesting but largely forgettable.

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