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  • Dogville
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Saw
  • Satantango

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  • The Desert of the Tartars

    ★★★★½

  • Chervonyi

    ★★

  • Mother and Son

    ★★★★★

  • Contempt

    ★★★★

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  • Angst

    Angst

    ★★★★★

    There are certain films that put themselves on the list of masterpieces just for the way they are made and Angst is definitely one of them. The story is simple, but all the formal treatment that Gerald Kargl gives to the film is extremely elegant and unique and makes, by itself, the film have all that impact it has. It's amazing how well the camera dialogs with the frantic dynamics of the plot and creates a very harmonious connection with…

  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    A cinematographic monument

    I think that the most incredible aspect of the whole film (beyond of everything fantastic in it), is the way in which Tarr removes a tremendous evocative power from his images. It's a visual composition that does not end in itself, but that at the same time doesn't give in to the temptation to make everything explicit and didactic. In this sense, each shot has its own density that, within the atmospheric experience that the film provides,…

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  • The Desert of the Tartars

    The Desert of the Tartars

    ★★★★½

    Yesterday I’ve finished Buzzati’s novel and decided to give a watch in the adaptation. Because of that, comparisons are almost unavoidable in my brief comment here, but in a positive sense, 'cause I think both the book and the movie are very good, each in its own way. Both capture very well this oppressive atmosphere of time that is present in Drogo's life; that feeling of desolation and emptiness of not being in control of your own life and seeing…

  • Mother and Son

    Mother and Son

    ★★★★★

    "People live for no particular reason, but they die for some reason."

    It's just absurd how beautiful this movie is. Photography work here is something simply out of this world. Every frame in the movie appears to be a painting. Even images with some kind of distortion or blur seem to have been included with this effect of a pictorial representation in mind.

    The narrative itself reminds me a little of Ozu's family dramas. But here Sokurov takes a much…

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  • Incendies

    Incendies

    ★★★★½

    What a tragic story, my friends! And it's absurd how Villeneuve manages to expose it so subtly, but in a very effective way. It manages to implement the drama very well (which, in fact, is the area in which I think his style works best, unlike films that require bigger dynamics, such as Sicario, for example), in order to move this temporal transit between the narrative arcs in a very natural way. The songs, the close-ups, the wide shots: everything…

  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★★★

    Here's my pick for best movie of the year!

    The movie has already caught my attention from the beginning, with its use of those metalanguage lines. And from this point, it was only getting better.

    The constant use of a theatricality in the film is simply enchanting, because it concentrates in the spaces used by this approach a very impressive dream force. It abstracts from these environments a performance game very characteristic of a melodrama, which is enhanced by the…