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  • Voices Through Time
  • Greed
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Taste of Cherry

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★

  • WALL·E

    ★★★★

  • Audition

    ★★★

  • The Lighthouse

    ★★★

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  • Faust Sonnengesang

    Faust Sonnengesang

    ★★★★★

    "The sound of rain accompanied by the sound of blood"

    Mephisto follows us through the passage from the underworld, basking in the evil and hatred from the world we live in, along with the various sins that we encounter in our universe.

    Throughout this film I experienced the 5 stages of grief, it's nauseating and repulsive but also shows the naturalistic beauty of this world, covering snow covered mountains to the graceful motion of plants moving beneath the river. From…

  • Nostos: The Return

    Nostos: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Franco Piavoli shows he’s a rare master auteur through Nostos Il Ritorno. Nostos is based on Greek Mythology on a hero known as Odysseus, sailing across the Mediterranean seas to try and find his way back home. Franco Piavoli creates an experience through its visuals, sending the audience into a real to embrace their own spiritual journey, through the eyes of Odysseus.

    Piavoli appears to incorporates a different style of film making, making our Hero endure a series of intense…

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  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    ★★★★★

    100/100

    A few months ago, I sat down on my sofa looking forward to watching Taste of Cherry. I was left feeling underwhelmed by it, I turned to Mark and said "I'm not really sure how I feel about it". As days passed I kept replaying certain scenes back in my mind. I kept asking myself Why do I keep replaying it over in my head?

    Today I decided to rewatch it. Kiarostami is a humanist, we all know that…

  • The Blue Planet

    The Blue Planet

    ★★★★

    Piavoli once said in an interview “The poetry of cinema happens when one confides mainly in his/her own creative freedom." That’s precisely what he did and why it took so long to create his first feature film, he chose to follow his creative freedom and made the types of films he always wanted to make, he was told by his friends to go to Rome, make films there you will be successful but instead he waited for the right moment…