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  • The Bridge of Arts
  • City of Pirates
  • Mirror
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  • Both Sides of the Blade

    ★★★½

  • The 'Burbs

    ★★★

  • Heathers

    ★★★

  • French Cancan

    ★★★★

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  • Both Sides of the Blade

    Both Sides of the Blade

    ★★★½

    Denis' deep and mature take on modern age romance in middle-aged bodies. Denis' interior shots, simultaneously, are private and closed spaces. A marvellous analysis of love triangle. Although, I believe that father-son scenes don't work very well and one could imagine the film without them. Denis is famous for her approach towards bodies, spaces and how she, with cinematic materials, approach the social environment, or, how characters find themselves, belonging to things or people, especially a lover. Here Denis demonstrates…

  • Heathers

    Heathers

    ★★★

    Lost its way in the second half. Turn its characters to ideology than emotions. Iconic and funny.

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  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    Shoplifters is the second film I've watched from Koreeda's works and I like his style in Japan's contemporary cinema. Shoplifter's approach to capture the sense of living is by the use of Mise-en-scène and deep focuses on his characters. I loved all the performances and you could completely feel the situations they were dealing with.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    Parasite can be called a decent film, though I expected much more from Memories of Murder's director. I think in Parasite there are two different tone and rhythm. First half which is the 'set up' scenes, the black comedy and everything seems about right, the problem of Parasite starts when they come to the victims' house to spend the night, from now on everything is a mess! The film losts its way and ends badly. I still think his Memories of Murder is his best work till today and I think it's also his only good feature.