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  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane


    What could be said about Citizen Kane except that it gets better with every viewing. The magnum opus of the greatest showman who ever lived, the holy grail to every filmmaker and film lover. Despite its different layers and in depth knowledge of the human psyche, from what I read Welles meant this movie to be a critique of ownership in America, how the love of ownership and property can make a man rotten despite his good intentions and promising…

  • The Rules of the Game

    The Rules of the Game


    Films labeled with the mark "greatest movie ever made" are always cursed to be forever in a comparison not entirely in their favor. This is purely a thematic film, and like many great films that are so very thematically rich it is misunderstood and it is to blame for its own confusion. The film starts with the notice that the events happen on the eve of the war, which gives the film so much of its richness of context. It…

Recent reviews

  • Mank



    This film has a lot of heart, a lot of humor all linked so subtly to one of the most beloved films of all time. The dispute that Pauline Kael started about the film has simmered down years ago, many many critics Wellsians and others have debunked a lot of what she'd written in her Raising Kane as unresearched or simply as a myth. There's little to no commercial benefit for making this film at this time, maybe that's why…

  • The Long Voyage Home

    The Long Voyage Home


    Why is it so hard to pinpoint what one likes about a Ford film? is it because they are so subtle? I would say not always, actually most times they are not very subtle. Not every performance is always convincing in Ford film, take for example the Swedish John Wayne in this one, how much guts does it take to make John Wayne a Swedish sailor with a fake accent? Obviously none other that Ford could have done it. It…

Popular reviews

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion


    This series (ending with this film) manages to encompass so much emotions, so many ideas, so many art styles and encase it all in a very humane father son story. Turning tropes upside down, no teenager has ever wanted or cares to save the world; this is what Shinji feels. He's pushed to save the world but he simply doesn't understand why he should, he's battling bigger demons (to him) the death of his mother, the estrangement from his father,…

  • Air



    Ben Affleck managed to turn Nike into the office meets all the presidents men mood piece. Pretty unique aura that film has, I think it's what carries the film more than anything. Along with the performances of course, especially Damon's who managed to conjure a working man quality which makes him (for the first time for me) likable. Went into it, like most, for how it happened more than what actually happened. Making it about Jordan's mum gave an emotional edge to the story, would watch sad billionaire Ben Affleck for hours on end though.