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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

    Thought it was gonna steal Network’s ending but then it just stole Mommy’s

  • Good Morning

    Good Morning

    ★★★★★

    Good Morning is one of Ozu’s most perfect films, not just in tone or formalism, but also in its thematic exactness. Nearly every scene and image is a playful nudge at the contemporary bourgeois social structure, where pleasantries act in theory as lubricants for conversation but mostly divert us from what we really want to say. Ozu even extends the argument to include other forms of language, like physical gestures and noises (yes, farts), in all their power to be…

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  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★★

    There was a moment in A Woman Under The Influence when I realized it was a great film. It was the scene where the doctor and Peter Falk are trying to calm the manic Rowlands, who is yelling up and down the room trying to understand what she has done wrong. The camera cuts over to Falk and if you look closely, you can see his his nose is bleeding from the stress. I’m not sure if this was real…

  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    What could have been a verité chamber piece, typical of Bergman, became one of his purest films; a deeply moving and personal exploration into the mother’s role, and a litmus test for the strength of forgiveness in the face of immutable pain.