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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    An incredible work of existentialism and despair which follows nicely Kierkegaard's Sickness Unto Death (the title is even spoken in the film and Schrader references it in interviews) in terms of the spiritual battle depicted in the film being a contingent, determining factor for being a self, and a symptom of our being. How this tension, say between body and soul, is preeminent to out condition of being a self. I feel the thrust of the film, especially in regards…

  • Three Stories

    Three Stories

    I saw this film after a slight panic attack and during a fit of anxiety which did nothing to cloud my judgement and only made the mad perverse language of the film ever so clear. Kira Muratova and her hysterical masterpieces, they can embody your energy and paint symbiotic rooms for whatever twisted psychosis you may be going through. They have a power in them seldom felt outside the wild inspiration of visualizing and escaping your own madness. Her camera…

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  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★★

    This is it I've finally found my film. We all need absolution. The greatest teenage love story of our generation. Proves what cinema can be how a director can do anything how a film can live any way it wants to, how it can embody any mood, any life, any song, there is no limiting the freedom of filmmaking like this. Love is the largest container it can hold everything.

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★★

    What a filmmaker can do when they can imagine and accomplish anything. Truly epic cinema ...Swooping down from above on a pyramid structure followed by venetian blinds. How Lucas blocks and frames Palpatine bringing Anakin over to the dark side, Anakin's turns towards Palpatine until a literal crossing over when both men are pacing back'n forth in-front of the other searching for control. Anakin and Palpatine discussing an overture, each of them confessing their parallel destinies sat together watching an…