Joshzarr

Joshzarr

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The 4 ‘Favorites’ change once a week, all within the top 100 greatest films I’ve seen.

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  • Face to Face

    Face to Face

    ★★★★★

    In this film Liv Ullman gives the greatest performance in any motion picture that I’ve ever seen.

  • Secrets & Lies

    Secrets & Lies

    ★★★★½

    “You can’t miss what you never had.”
    “Can’t you?” 

    This film incredibly displays human behavior and from this the visceral feeling of compassion for others, reinstantiating it’s unbelievable value. Through the brilliant writing/improvisation and beautiful string and horn prominent chamber music throughout, among many other cinematic aspects, the creators of this film have created a genuine, and not in a cliched vapid sense, timeless masterpiece.

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    It’s been overnight and into today with this in the back of my head (dreaming of it during the night) and I’m still trying to process this film and may need to watch it again to grasp its depth. I have no placing of this in terms of stars and probably won’t for a while.

  • Suddenly

    Suddenly

    ★★★½

    From an IMDB trivia entry:
    This is the film that Lee Harvey Oswald supposedly watched just a few days before assassinating President John F. Kennedy.

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  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    ★★★★

    I’m intrigued by the fact that Von Trier has not yet killed himself. Every story he writes is a product of suffering only empathized by those whom have underwent serious trauma and/or have lived their entire lives suffocated by a volatile neurosis which compels and necessitates a dedicatory Sublimation in order to go on living without total incapacitation. For Von Trier this is art, and for Von Trier this is stories expressed through cinema. His word is the conduit for…

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★

    Was happy to hear my favorite Aphex Twin song ‘Windowlicker’ played in the background of one scene. It becomes more prominent during the tail end of the track which is a great choice and flavor to match the atmosphere of the scenes evolution, then transitioning into another one of the 90’s EMD tracks wonderfully. Oh, and then... that thing happens...