Linas J.

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Favorite films

  • Throw Down
  • Walkabout
  • Three Crowns of the Sailor
  • The Fifth Seal

Recent activity

  • PTU


  • A Modern Coed

  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau

  • Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

Pinned reviews

  • The Double Life of Véronique

    The Double Life of Véronique


    When speaking about the film Kieslowski in his book Kieslowski on Kieslowski said that the film was about sensibility, presentiments, and irrational relationships. In other words, it's about the intangible emotions that our life is comprised of. It's hard to say whether these themes will come through for everyone, the film is very loosely plotted and quite messy in parts. It stalls and exists largely in an immaterial world that its emotions are drawn from, making it quite hard to…

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God


    Steep mountains pierce the sky and watch over the lush arrays of rivers and trees as old as humanity itself which form the Jungle. Like a vigorous God, the Jungle breathes out fog and storms, it summons floods and consumes decay, it gives birth to feral beasts and exists in the songs of chirping birds. It is alive, cruel, and tremendously beautiful.

    Descending down these mountains, arrive a group of conquerors. Driven by gold, power-lust, and the prospect of unconquered…

Recent reviews

  • Clearcut



    You know that the soldier's used to play catch with the breasts of Navajo women. And they were slippery and hard to hang on to and the soldiers, they'd all laugh. Arthur's cruel and I forget why. Well, it's time for them to pay.

    There's a popular trope in American horror films of the Indian Burial Ground. The classic idea of a building being constructed on such ground and becoming haunted as a result. A big part of why this…

  • Oppenheimer



    It's fine as a biopic, but as an attempt to say anything thoughtful about the creation of the atomic bomb it's a complete failure. The inability to acknowledge and address the Japanese experience in any way is completely incomprehensible and inexcusable. Plagued by the same vapid american mindset that sees them place themselves as the center of the universe that the film is supposedly meant to critique. Yet it can't look further than it's own nose and realize that all…

Popular reviews

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    Yes, it's an incredible visual spectacle brimming with creativity that is often lacking in these types of films. It's certainly quite fun and the blistering pace keeps the audience constantly engaged, hence it doesn't really surprise me that this film has been received so well. Perhaps if that's all there were to it, I would've loved it significantly more as well.

    However, it seem that it wasn't meant to be as the quirky and obnoxiously american humor certainly wasn't my…

  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped


    Compliments to Bresson for creating an approach to film so unique that seemingly all of the discourse surrounding this film must mention the fabled “minimalist approach”. So consider it mentioned because what seems to get lost in this conversation is that Bresson isn't necessarily motivated by minimalism but rather a sort of controlled realism. His sets aren't simply stripped back, they are deliberately decluttered to focus on what matters. He doesn't simply insist on shooting with a 50mm lens, he…