nocturnalduck has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2020.

  • Zabriskie Point

    Zabriskie Point

    antonioni's eye for spatial geometry and the ways it intersects with systems of power and oppression slightly outweighed his complete ineptness at dramaturgy for me in this one.

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    content getting subsumed by form

  • Ugetsu

    Ugetsu

    creates this unique tone that really does get under your skin while illustrating both the allure and the horror inherent to its deluded male psyches but also is pretty rudimentary in terms of the commentary it presents about them. which would be fine if the movie understood its strengths better, but mizoguchi tries to get way too neoacademic here in spots when this is far more interesting when it just emits gnarly vibes and lets the viewer fill in the rest. still gets points for how powerful some of the images it creates are though.