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  • Sans Soleil

    ★★★★★

  • La Jetée

    ★★★★★

  • La Jetée

    ★★★★★

  • Slon Tango

    ★★★★½

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  • Sans Soleil

    Sans Soleil

    ★★★★★

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

    Rewatched for Chris Marker's 100th Birthday.

    What else can I say? I've seen this film 10 times or more now, and I always love revisiting it. One man relating his memory to the entire world, to humans, to history. An examination of time. There is always some new poignant detail or new connection I notice when I watch this film. It's like having a conversation with an old friend, or revisiting one of your favorite places, or stepping into a…

  • La Jetée

    La Jetée

    ★★★★★

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

    I rewatched again for Chris Marker's birthday, this time in English.

    What else can I say? A great film. Sound design a bit stronger in the English version, and that narration, though a bit messy and clumsy, always brings me back. I love this film.

    Happy 100th Birthday, Chris Marker.

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  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    ★★★★★

    I've seen this film several times over the past decade, and it's still my favorite film of the 2010's. When I was first saw it in the theater I had seen Weerasethakul's Syndromes and A Century and liked it, but Boonmee left me tired and puzzled.

    Seeing it at home multiple times over the past few years has really opened up the film to me. It's not an easy film to get into- it's very slow and the narrative is…

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★½

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

    The beginning of this movie showed a lot of promise. The premise was charming and the fantasy elements were set up well. Unfortunately, by the third act the film does everything it can to counteract the charm and ambiguity it sets up in the first act, reducing the entire centerpiece- Peter's court case- to nothing more than a sure hallucination. The court case itself is handled in a bizarre way as well, as the film gets a bit heavy handed…