an unidentified creature with a very long tongue. likes watching pretentious artsy movies and reading books about talking animals.
Sunrise is a pretty great film. the story is almost the same as L'Atalante, but unfortunately my rating isnt. there was just something L'Atalante had that this film didnt have. i wonder what it is.... was L'Atalante paced better? or perhaps had a more interesting story? a better ending? yeah, unfortunately those statements are true - or at least i think they are. Sunrise was just not as good as the film that it inspired, which was better structured and more interesting. i get why people love this film, but it isnt for me.
Last Year At Marienbad is fascinating. told mostly in flashbacks and symbolic images, its a weirdly unique surreal experience with so little to understand and so much to feel. its ambiguous, silent, and confusing - yet so clear, loud and deep. the atmosphere, the attention to detail, and the idea of the movie in general, they make this film one of the greats in the world of surrealist movies. Last Year At Marienbad is a perfect film and it gets instantly in my top 4. thats rare.
i watched this on my phone, in the verge of sleeping, and while playing with my foot for some reason. its one of the best movie experiences ive ever had. only a few movies makes me sleep but keeps me interested at the same time, and this is one of them. and if that sounds like me calling this movie boring, for the sake of me not sounding like i did, i would say i prefer to describe it as "slow and tense" which is overall the better description.
the reason why horror films are scary, and why some are significantly more horryfing than the others, is to me, that utter sense of hopelessness and lack of redemption in the endings. having done that even since the beginning of the film (because of its creepy atmosphere), The Wicker Man does it perfectly. its among one of the scariest horror films ive ever seen and its one of the best ones too. 10/10 as a movie and 11/10 as a terrifying movie.