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    ★★★★★

  • Road

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  • Cafe Noir

    Cafe Noir

    ★★★★★

    Not related to this film at all, just wanted to say this is going to be my last post here on this site. Movies, unfortunately, just don't do much for me anymore - not that anything in life does much for me anymore either honestly - but I just wanted to thank all the great people who ever took the time to read my shitty "reviews" or talked to me on discord or twitter. You all encouraged me and made…

  • Road

    Road

    Both intensely confrontational and oddly playful. For as hostile as both Clarke's aesthetic form and the tenor of most of the performances are, there's a compelling work made out of just how offbeat the rhythms and musical choices are. They add a palatable, though by no means clean or polished, surface pleasure to the work. He creates and establishes a constant dichotomy between the brutal reality of the world he's portraying and its impact upon the various characters portrayed throughout…

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  • The Wayward Cloud

    The Wayward Cloud

    One of the most harrowing texts on isolation. If that's the trait that is most easily identifiable and relatable in Tsai's work, then what happens when we are finally able to meet someone with whom we can connect with. Perhaps the only film from the last decade to tackle how our loneliness cannot be cured or remedied through connection alone. A culture breeds this within us from the moment we are born into it. Reaching out and grasping another's hand…

  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail

    The moment when it hits, you'll know. When everything comes together into formation. A crystallization of form, content, and perspective into a hardened diamond of pure aesthetical poetry. Where narrative seems to dissolve into the ether of a piece. Character is reduced into bodies moving into, past, against one another. Shapes crisscrossing.

    Not so much a work of montage (ala Mann's Ali) but a work of refinement of style. If Denis managed to hit upon her trademark, free-roaming camera gliding…