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  • Mirror
  • The Sacrifice
  • Stalker
  • Nostalgia

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  • Mirror

    ★★★★★

  • The Sacrifice

    ★★★★★

  • Nostalgia

    ★★★★★

  • Andrei Rublev

    ★★★★★

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    “I had the greatest difficulty in explaining to people that there is no hidden, coded meaning in the film, nothing beyond the desire to tell the truth. Often my assurances provoked incredulity and even disappointment. Some people evidently wanted more: they needed arcane symbols, secret meanings. They were not accustomed to the poetics of the cinema image. And I was disappointed in my turn. (…) In the end we were saved by one thing only— faith: the belief that since…

  • The Sacrifice

    The Sacrifice

    ★★★★★

    “What is art? Is it good or evil? From God or from the devil? From a person’s strength or from their weakness? Could it be a pledge of fellowship, an image of social harmony? Might that be its function? Like a declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that none the less reflects the true meaning of life— love and sacrifice.”

    —Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★½

    Malick fans will love it!


    (Some context: 
    -Unmotivated and distracting aesthetic choices that pull the viewer out of the image and give away the director’s intention 
    -Disorienting editing with no sense of time-pressure within the shots
    -Emotionally inert, one-note characters written to be embodiments of themes and concepts 
    -Deliberately obtuse symbolic imagery
    -Ineffective performances from actors who have proven their talent in other projects
    -An overbearing and intrusive musical score 
    -A focus on “scope” and “scale” that is undercut by…

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    Watched to have an opinion

    It’s fookin’ shite