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Favorite films

  • The Trial
  • Still Life
  • Word Movie
  • Water-Mirror of Granada

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  • Tokio Jokio

  • Little Boy Boo

    ★★★

  • Thumb Fun

    ★★★½

  • Impudence in Grunewald

    ★★

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  • Tokio Jokio

    Tokio Jokio

    Less of an opposition to evil and more a nationalistic preference to one's own. There may be more aggressive or direct forms of propaganda, even more uniquely awful variants of it, but I'd be hard pressed to find one so absent of any interest in any era.

    No points for creativity considering the big punchline would be a blink-and-miss-it throwaway in other Warner Bros. animated shorts at the time. This isn't some furious delusion or justified anger, at least not…

  • Little Boy Boo

    Little Boy Boo

    ★★★

    Very nearly crosses into the realm of anti-humor had it not been for its comfortably mediocre slapstick keeping things from accidental brilliance. I'd sooner have this concept be a smaller segment rather than a full short, with the gags being surprisingly repetitive for a six-ish minute runtime.

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    Tarkovsky is a bit different from other slow cinema artists that dominate other parts of the world. Like filmmakers such as Bela Tarr and Lav Diaz, Tarkovsky holds shots for long periods of time, perhaps with more camera movement than the others, yet when Tarr and Diaz move their shots, they match the mood out of necessity. Their films are slow, so their camera movements are slow as well, makes sense, and they do it spectacularly. Tarkovsky moves his camera…

  • Marketa Lazarová

    Marketa Lazarová

    ★★★★★

    Sátántangó may be this film's only rival in terms of quality, yet they are near polar opposites, with Sátántangó achieving mood through slow, sprawling, dense story-telling, and Marketa Lazarová punching with every scene of action and dialogue; as flashy and bombastic as possible.

    Of course this is all a personal perspective, but if I were to visualize a potential "peak" of film perfection, Sátántangó and Marketa Lazarová are the only films that seemed to attempt that jump. Neither film is…