Clark

every film that i find overrated or undervalued, w/ opinion. i think.

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  • High Life

  • The Duke of Burgundy

  • Freeze

  • Bag of Rice

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  • High Life

    High Life

    I’m going to be honest; I’ve been avoiding writing about High Life for so long because I wanted to make sure I found the right words to articulate how it makes me feel, but I’ve come to realise that there are that no words in the English language that will ever be able to truly describe what this film actually does to me. So happy I saw this on the big screen. In fact, my personal favorite.

    As a cinephile…

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy is a film with its mysteries — including a remarkable hallucination that overdoses on moth imagery (and a soundscape of chittering insect noises) — but nevertheless it's extraordinarily lucid and deliciously entertaining. Peter Strickland is the master of poetic narration through sounds— Nearly the whole world of the two women is primarily created through carefully crafted sound design—sounds of objects, body parts or insects. The result is a sensuality which is underlined by the cinematography, the…

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    Wes Anderson’s latest film The French Dispatch purports to be a fictionalized triptych of stories based on early New Yorker pieces, but really, it is about fashion. No, I am not referring to Owen Wilson’s tube socks, though those merit their own investigation. I am speaking of one outfit in this movie that has refused to dislodge itself from my brain. It is the caftan worn by Tilda Swinton’s character, a fiery orange number that has birthed its own style…

  • Bag of Rice

    Bag of Rice

    Story of a little girl from a large Tehran family, often left on her own, who decides to help her elderly neighbour with her shopping. The large bag of rice they finally buy proves too much for them, travelling back on the city’s overcrowded buses. The little girl enlists the help of a motorcyclist. 

    This story is so moving and beautiful—see this and the entire body of work of the incredible director Mohammad-Ali Talebi. Simplicity of the Iranian cinema is unrivaled.