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  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    ★★★

    Included In Lists:
    Criterion Collection - #740

    Review In A Nutshell:

    There is no doubt about it. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is a critical turning point for the director, with a greater sense of assurance in his aesthetic and techniques, supported by his continuing usage of timely needle-drops and the imagery brought to life via the now famed cinematographer, Michael Ballhaus. However, much like Fassbinder's previous films, there is a deliberateness to his scenes, often unfolding with a…

  • Beware of a Holy Whore

    Beware of a Holy Whore

    ★½

    Review In A Nutshell:

    Almost as if Fassbinder's own personal crisis of filmmaking manifested in a dramatic landscape that is filled with complicated romances, artistic conflict, uncompromised perfections, financial depletion, and incompatible personalities. While fascinating on paper and Fassbinder's desire for technical experimentation and expression does hold it to some merit, there is an infuriating sense of indirectness to its overall presentation. Moments seem to stretch well past beyond their welcome and some scenes seem to have their purpose seemingly…

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Included In Lists:
    Great Movies
    Strong Performances - Joaquin Phoenix
    Ladies and Gentlemen: The Essentials -#2

    Review In A Nutshell:

    The last couple of months have been hard, staring into the abyss titled "life"; with very little room behind me to run to, soon leaving me with only one single decision, which is to move forward. I am constantly worried about my future, whether or not I would find success in my chosen career pathway, whether I would find love,…

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★½

    Snowpiercer is dense, more so than I had anticipated, its plot initially fuelled by the heated emotions that run through the titular train’s lowest class culture, a desperation for a revolution, to finally end the suffering that has plagued them for 17 years. Its tail to head journey is led by the headstrong Curtis (Chris Evans), radiating leadership and intelligence, appointed by the people as their front in their trials towards the engine, which is manufactured and controlled by a…