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  • The Young Rebels

    The Young Rebels

    ★★★★

    The Young Rebels is a unique film that follows a reporter as he drifts around Tokyo as well as rural Japan, seeking insight on the delinquent youth that the city and country's environment and lifestyles produce. The film starts off with shots of the reporter literally floating around Tokyo, physically representing the feel of the journey he is on. From there we follow the story as if it's a documentary, viewing a series of increasingly dark vignettes from the reporter's…

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    ★★★★

    Picnic at Hanging Rock is a film about the concept of disappearance. It approaches disappearance on two levels, disappearance itself and then the ways in which communities grapple with disappearance.

    Disappearance itself is definitely what I found to be the strongest aspect of the movie. The sequence which recounts the way the girls disappeared is, like many others have mentioned, a dreamy and ethereal experience that begs comparisons to David Lynch. Beautiful shots of Hanging Rock accompany a score which…

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  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    ★★★

    I have anticipated watching The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie for a couple months now, and have heard a lot about Bunuel during this time. Because of this, I really wanted to like this film. But man it was really a drag to watch. I've heard this is a comedy but I'm not sure where the jokes were. The dialogue came across as really flat, and beyond some ironic statements on being rich I don't really remember what was discussed…

  • Still Walking

    Still Walking

    ★★★★★

    Still Walking is a beautiful film. Visually, it is one of the most stunning and elegant films I have ever seen. The shots of the town the family lived in gave me a sense of nostalgia for a place I've never been to; the ocean, the flora, the architecture, and the trains of this town were displayed in the most endearing way possible. When the kids of the family go out for a while and pick flowers it really reminded…