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  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
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  • Badlands

    ★★★★

  • Street of Crocodiles

    ★★

  • The Color of Pomegranates

    ★★★★★

  • Vampyr

    ★★★★

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  • Badlands

    Badlands

    ★★★★

    This is what a debut film ought to be,
    But it really does feel like just that, a debut.
    Guided by the impulse of infatuation,
    Two lovers (who think they’re much more
    Mature and developed than they are)
    Make silly decisions without much forethought,
    Leading one to regret,
    And apathy for the other.

    I love Holly’s musings throughout:
    Plain, matter-of-fact, but opaque.
    It’s hard to tell how she feels about Kit:
    A trance of nostalgia embroiders
    Her soliloquies, sure, but…

  • Street of Crocodiles

    Street of Crocodiles

    ★★

    Unimpressed, not really my thing.

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  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★½

    I finally saw Love Exposure, and it turned out to be exactly what I thought it was gonna be.

    For the sake of brevity, as also since this film doesn't have much of note, here's a pros and cons list for the film:

    Pros:
    — The themes of misinterpretation of Love and Religion for selfish means proves to be the film's strongest aspect on its literary side.
    — The direction is quite impressive for the majority of the film. Not…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★

    The criticism is misdirected, and the praise is misplaced. Honestly, despite liking Roma a fair bit, I sympathize a lot more with the criticism and the flaws of the film than I do with the mass hysterical lauding for it. But really—what I see in the film is much different than I have seen in the majority of my peers' examinations and views of it.

    Let's start with the positives—I love the passivity of Cleo. Throughout the majority of the…