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Movie Buff | Existentialist | Surrealist | Logophile | Bibliophile | Scripturient

Favorite films

  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Magnolia
  • Mirror
  • Days of Heaven

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  • The Turin Horse

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  • The Servant

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  • Stand by Me

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  • Nashville

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  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse

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    An apocalyptic tale of human survival in a godless world, BΓ©la Tarr’s The Turin Horse is a graceful rebuke to the hypnotic temptations of nothingness.
    Like a nihilistic antithesis to the Book of Genesis, The Turin Horse dismantles the world in six days, passing from cosmic order to dark nothingness. Tarr’s existential story is captured in sumptuous black and white, and builds around a slow discovery of his characters’ lives. Narratively stark and possessing an austerity of tone that eschews…

  • The Servant

    The Servant

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    Last night I watched β€œThe Servant” starring Dirk Bogarde, James Fox and Sarah Miles. This is one of those films that leaves you staring at the screen, mouth agape, wondering what the heck you just saw. It is eerie, uncomfortable, unsettling, disturbing and FANTASTIC. Tightly constructed, highly intense, and confined in space, β€œThe Servant” is a probing psychological drama about the relationships among four individuals whose paths crisscross and it conveys the absolute coldness of the central characters towards any…

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  • Stand by Me

    Stand by Me

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    β€œI never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?” These words signal the end of Stand by Me, Rob Reiner’s classic 1986 film and imo one of the greatest coming-of-age stories ever told. They pinpoint in a single breath the peculiar state occupied by people as they’re growing up, encompassing the onset of puberty, the move to the next stage of school and the fast approaching realities of adulthood –…

  • Nashville

    Nashville

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    Nashville depicts a political microcosm of cultural self-obsession, of whores and hypocrisy, of revered celebrities and their power. It has a dizzying scope, compacting the exploits of twenty-four characters across four days into 160 minutes. But it still allows time for soliloquies and murmured exchanges, because its breadth is backed up by formal density. Nashville feels less a movie to watch than a kind of place to be in; these are four days in the life of twenty-four characters, whose…