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  • Mirror
  • Goodbye to Language
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death

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  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

  • Ocean's Twelve

    ★★★★

  • Squid Game

    ★★★

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  • 24 Frames

    24 Frames

    Siegfried Kracauer in his 1960 Theory of Film describes the dream that fueled the development of film in the following way:

    “About 1860, Cookk and Bonneli, who had developed a device called a photobioscope, predicted a "complete revolution of photographic art... We will see... landscapes," they announced, 'in which the trees bow to the whims of the wind, the leaves ripple and glitter in the rays of the sun.' Along with the familiar photographic leitmotif of the leaves, such kindred…

  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse

    ★★★★★

    It is rare and exhilarating to have a movie force you to take it in on its terms, with a complete disregard for your aesthetic preconceptions. Instead of pandering to expectations, the directorial choices in The Turin Horse frustrates them in an effort to produce a very specific emotion: angst.

    The formal elements clearly testify to a master at work. The cinematography is austere and awesome (in the traditional sense of the word). The score is ominous and droning, clearly…

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