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  • Andrei Rublev
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Gertrud
  • Come and See

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  • Dune

    ★★★★½

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    ★★★★★

  • Ulysses' Gaze

    ★★★★★

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

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  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    ★★★★★

    Now to review one film that has been sitting on my top 10 for a very long time, now that I rewatched it.

    Shot in very long beautifully choreographed and lit takes, made in black and white, Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies did what Sátántangó and his later films did. Create a filmic representation of reality in its visual totality.

    Not only this but made a story around which fits perfectly for its carefully slow and mesmerising yet eerily bleak settting. It…

  • Ulysses' Gaze

    Ulysses' Gaze

    ★★★★★

    As I have now got the third and final volume of the Theo Angelopoulos Collection for my birthday four months ago. It seems now appropriate to talk about this film.

    It has many factors of why I will say this is arguably one of the most strongest of Angelopoulos, as well as clearly his most personal and most intense. Slow, meditative and almost dreamlike in its filmic ambience. It shows the tragic effect that the 20th century has wrought onto,…

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  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★★

    I got this film for my birthday, and before I say anything in-depth (or at least attempt to), may I preface that: Wow! Gina Rowlands and Peter Falk are superb in this, by far some of the greatest acting in the history of cinema, of course alongside Maria Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc and Alexander Kravchenko in Come and See.

    This film is a brilliant character study. It seems to focus on Mabel (Gina Rowlands) due to…

  • Dead Man's Letters

    Dead Man's Letters

    ★★★★½

    A filmic masterpiece which drearily encapsulates a vision of humanity's end in a few days of radioactive mist. We see a man search for his son Eric, who constantly writes letters to but never successfully sends during the nuclear apocalypse (the letters give insight into his feelings, whether it be denial, optimism or despair, all narrated under a hopeless monotonous voice). Society slowly disintegrates into madness and hope fizzles into the abyss.

    This film is completely tinted in blue, dirty…