• A Trip to Mars

    A Trip to Mars


    The one where the indigenous population could not be colonized because they were adamantly big and too scary.
    It is all about the whimsy of inaccurate scientific discovery.

  • Daybreak



    Eviction of low income tenants be like:

  • The Body Beautiful

    The Body Beautiful


    Some great stuff you recommended, Sally!

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    Funeral Parade of Roses


    At one point in 1969 for a very brief moment of time and space, a giant statue emerged in Shinjuku, Tokyo, big enough to be seen from space. Its shape was that of a hand giving a middle finger, and at the bottom, where the joint connecting it to the rest of the arm is supposed to be instead stood a rose petal. Such was the transgressive nature of Funeral Parade of Roses, a film that said, and still says,…

  • The Turning Point

    The Turning Point


    Filmmaking-vise, Turning point is stellar if unremarkle piece, and yet it fascinates me. With the war still fresh in psyche, the film gives itself the duty to celebrate the people that gave their blood and guts to stop the spread of Nazism, even if the focus stays on the officers within closed doors, who organized the war's biggest counter-offensive and the one battle that broke the corse of history. Within the context of Cannes 46, which celebrated the "freedom" of the world from the bloody conflict and deadly ideology and was all about making alliances on a grander world scale, the win was appropriate.

  • Weekend



    Cinema ended, and so did my will to watch films.

  • I Am Cuba

    I Am Cuba


    Revolution as an unmatched style. It was a collaboration of Soviet and Cuban cinematic minds, gathered to create a celebrating testament of Cuba's outing from imperialist dogmas, but also at the same time parading as a middle finger directed towards the USA specifically, and the concept of the west, thematically in the wake of the recently resolved Missile crisis and Bay of Pigs failed invasion. Who knows, if it hadn't been forgotten to time for thirty odd years, it might…

  • Landscape in the Mist

    Landscape in the Mist


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Early in the second third of the film while the snow starts falling, a squadron of policemen starts leaving the building, one by one, excited and in awe, to watch it suddenly descend from the sky. If by that point one assumed the narrative unfolded in a reality that mirrors our own, they wouldn't be off the mark. Elements of a typical road trip film informed the initial run. With the white blanket appearing, reality starts to stretch, a magical…

  • Slurpslaughter



    Better than Kubrick's Fear and Desire. The is a bright, fruitful future for this young director, who's barely off age. Xavier eat your shit up!

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden


    It's a craftsman's ideal. Relying heavily on its twists, turns and convolutions and like the most culturally known specimens of the genre(the sting, vertigo or sleuth) it is in a constant battle of withs with the viewer, whom the film treats as a respectful rival. It leaves carefully manufactured clues so a keen eye and a clear mind can deduct a resolution for a given time, but it also revels in pulling a rug underneath and give a left field,…

  • La Promesse

    La Promesse


    Basis for future review:
    The crushing reality of the unfortunate beigns with one wordless exchange as the Dardennes start their career.

  • Masculin Féminin

    Masculin Féminin


    Basis for future review:
    In which Godard satirises the youth of 'Marx and Coca Cola".