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  • Gattaca
  • Beau Travail
  • Come and See
  • Vortex

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  • Vortex

    ★★★★★

  • Ivan's Childhood

    ★★★★★

  • Shiver

    ★★★★★

  • Retribution

    ★★★★

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  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★★★★

    Huge oceanic sex dreaming

  • Ivan's Childhood

    Ivan's Childhood

    ★★★★★

    Are we supposed to experience cinema as cinema, aware of it's narrative and fabricated nature, or are we supposed to 'enter' the story, to get lost in immersion?

    I think there is a strong case to be made for the former, which is more prevalent in Soviet film: there emerges a sort of meta-effect wherein an audience that is cognisant of the performance of the actors is able to, thanks to their more distant (ie. less immersed) viewing, able to…

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    Dude what the fuck is happening to cinema

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★½

    A 3 and a half hour trailer

    My problem with this movie is that it's all just visual spice -- no pun intended -- extreme amounts of nonvisceral visual information, but with no depth to it, no interpretative quality.

    We're becoming more visually sophisticated, but less visually articulate.. since when did movies just become a series of cool FX, big sounds, and scale? (My guess: the transition to digital)

    I reaaaaaally get the impression the secret to why digital doesn't…