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  • The Human Condition
  • Persona
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Woman in the Dunes

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  • Islands

    ★★★½

  • Terror, Sisters!

  • Summer of 84

    ★★½

  • Son of the White Mare

    ★★★½

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  • The Face of Another

    The Face of Another

    ★★★★★

    This film, like few others have done, transcends the medium into pure unadulterated art. Every tiny minuscule detail of the movie is crafted particularly to fit the genius of Teshigahara. Nothing is left to chance and all orchestrated together to create something higher than cinema. This is the nature of how multi-faceted artist, renaissance man, and one of Japan's greatest directors Hiroshi Teshigahara operates in his insane creative process.

    Exaggerations are well left behind, this film is meticulously designed to…

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    Last Year at Marienbad

    ★★★★★

    Deconstructing cinema much in the way Bresson wanted to do, but in a more grand fashion. It is akin to the Dadaist art movement of anti-art, breaking the rules and destroying the notion of what we perceive as true art. Perhaps not fully to that extent, but Resnais clearly experiments with the medium of cinema in a way majorly unaccepted, and ironically it becomes the focal point of where the film's greatness lies.

    Last Year at Marienbad begins with repetitive…

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  • Ghostwatch

    Ghostwatch

    ★★★★

    Similar in comparison to the blurred lines of reality that caused panic with the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, this film confused and terrified television audiences in the U.K. back in 1992. A prank of monumental performance, this one-off BBC special presented itself as the real deal; a live broadcast of ghost hunters investigating a suspected haunted house, complete with in studio hosts/ guest hosts, and a call in center. I can only imagine being blissfully unaware…

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    Mutiny on the Bounty

    ★★½

    Entertaining acting, but ultimately very cartoonish and unrealistic. I could gag at the portrayal of the indigenous island women fawning over the English navy men. You know damn well that in real life, they were raping, pillaging, and overall colonizing indigenous nations. This is less of a review and more of an explanation of what seems to be a beloved film and Best Picture Oscar Winner, that I just do not understand the love garnered for it. I mean, sure…

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  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    Hyperboles do not matter when discussing Persona, for the film is all but stated in fact that it is not only Bergman's masterpiece, but holding the incredible feat of being considered one of if not the best film ever made.

    There are many factors that go into Persona carrying this title, perhaps even too many to explain or be able to fit in this review, but needless to say, it has every element that a perfect film should have. From…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    Watching Malick's 'The Tree of Life' has become a religious experience for me. One that literally brings me to my knees, finds my hands clenched tight, and tears in my eyes. There has rarely ever seen before a more beautiful film than what is shown here. Emmanuel Lubezki captures the very essence of life on celluloid, which was absolutely necessary for this film to contain.

    Malick's film explores themes of evil existing in a world of beauty and grace. The…