Orpheus1

Orpheus1

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★★★★★ - Masterful
★★★★ - Excellent
★★★ - Very Good
★★ - Fine
★ - Poor/Below Average

Favorite films

  • The Wedding March
  • Two in the Shadow
  • Moonrise
  • Four Nights of a Dreamer

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  • The Philadelphia Story

  • Cabiria

  • Strange Days

    ★★

  • Robinson Crusoe

    ★★

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    Another franchise that has seen better days. While Kills does, admittedly, improve upon its predecessor - a film I found to be vastly overrated - it still falls short where it counts, winding up one of the series' most middling entries yet. David Gordon Green's lackluster horror instincts, the main impediment, are mostly to blame. The flattest looking Halloween title along with H20, with most scenes lit in a televisual style more befitting of a network drama than a horror…

  • Rembrandt's J'Accuse...!

    Rembrandt's J'Accuse...!

    ★★★

    There's an illness going around, the illness of visual illiteracy, and Peter Greenaway has the cure. Hoping to make our 'text-based culture' more visual-oriented, Greenaway argues for the necessity of visual literacy, and what better way to get that message across than by putting his own visual analysis skills to good use, through the paintstaking examination of Rembrandt's The Night Watch: a painting where the smallest brushstroke means something, where the most inconspicuous detail could potentially hold the key to…

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  • Mank

    Mank

    From an ideological standpoint, worthy of the utmost contempt. For the longest time, there has been an effort to undermine Orson Welles' legacy, mostly on the part of Pauline Kael, the "brains" behind the slanderous bucket of lies known as "Raising Kane," and now David Fincher, with Mank, is the latest to jump on the dog-pile, putting forth the argument (a debunked one, mind you) that screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz was the real genius behind Citizen Kane and that wonderkid…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Based on its lofty 4.4 average user rating, it appears that Portrait of a Lady on Fire now occupies the position of a sacred cow. Is the hype warranted? Not in the slightest. From top to bottom, Portrait comes off as cinema at its most affected and pandering, featuring nearly every trope and cliché that "trendy" cinephiles have come to expect with their NEON/A24-produced "Indie darlings": everything from self-conscious formalism to forced representation to stilted pacing to predictable plotting. What a lifeless bore—hope it enjoys its Criterion sticker.