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  • The Sacrifice

    The Sacrifice

    ★★★★½

    100 MOVIES IN ONE SUMMER 2020: MOVIE #83

    The Sacrifice is definitely the most unique movie in Andrei Tarkovsky’s filmography, and while it still definitely feels like a Tarkovsky movie with its sense of mystery and its heavy use of long takes, there’s something about The Sacrifice that makes it stand out in Tarkovsky’s filmography that extends beyond just the language spoken in the movie. I think that it might be the sudden tonal shift, since most of Tarkovsky’s movies…

  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

    ★★★★

    100 MOVIES IN ONE SUMMER 2020: MOVIE #82

    I think it’s pretty safe to say that Nostalghia is Andrei Tarkovsky’s least popular movie, and while it didn’t receive as much attention as something like Stalker, that doesn’t undermine the movie’s quality. Nostalghia has all of the aspects that I’ve come to expect with Tarkovsky’s movies, which means beautifully shot long takes, slow pacing, monologues, and philosophy. The main difference between Nostalghia and the other Tarkovsky movies is that it’s in…

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  • Pierrot le Fou

    Pierrot le Fou

    ★★★★

    100 MOVIES IN ONE SUMMER 2020: MOVIE #79

    After being slightly disappointed by Contempt, I decided to keep my initial excitement towards watching more of Jean-Luc Godard’s movies, but I think that even if my excitement was lost, Pierrot le Fou still would have made me forgive Godard for Contempt being a slight disappointment. Pierrot le Fou is both just as inventive and playful as Breathless, but it also has the themes and Godard’s cynical view of a certain topic, both of which…

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    ★★★★★

    100 MOVIES IN ONE SUMMER 2020: MOVIE #70

    When it comes to deciding who my favorite South Korean filmmaker is, my answer used to be a tie between Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho. Now that I’ve seen The Handmaiden, I think that Park Chan-wook is much more deserving of that title. There are few movies that manage to be as disturbing, erotic, brilliantly executed, and darkly funny as The Handmaiden, and it’s a rollercoaster of emotions throughout its runtime. 

    At…