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  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion
  • Samurai Rebellion
  • Tokyo Sonata
  • Late Spring

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  • Mother Joan of the Angels

  • Sympathy for the Underdog

  • A Separation

    ★★★★★

  • Red Beard

    ★★★★½

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  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    ★★★★★

    If you look at the four seasons, each season brings fruit. In summer, there's fruit, in autumn, too. Winter brings different fruit and spring, too. No mother can fill her fridge with such a variety of fruit for her children. No mother can do as much for her children as God does for His creatures. You want to refuse all that? You want to give it all up? You want to give up the taste of cherries?

    I've noticed lately…

  • Three Colors: Red

    Three Colors: Red

    ★★★★★

    it's always heartwarming to experience the work of someone with a belief in something superior to the tangible,
    an artist who aspires to reach, and portray something almost impossible to comprehend.
    and this is the only case in which the use of symbolism (by its various ways), is actually justified, as far as i'm concerned.
    kieslowski uses it because it's the only way to convey his ideas.
    on the other hand, there are some who think that using explicit symbolic imagery, makes them look smarter or their work better than it actually is ( *ahem* matt reeves' the batman), and honestly, it's just embarassing, and cringe.

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  • A Separation

    A Separation

    ★★★★★

    the scene where an 11 year old girl, lies in court in attempt to 'save' her father is arguably one of the most tragic scenes put into film.
    that moment when you betray your values, when you betray the person you thought you were, is maybe the most damaging experience one can have. you are never the same after, and the world is never the same too. you tried to play with the coordinates of reality, but alas, nature has…

  • Red Beard

    Red Beard

    ★★★★½

    incredibly raw, emotionally rich, and philosophically dense story magnified by kurosawa's masterful direction and, of course, the incomparable, magnetic toshiro mifune.

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    I liked this a 100 times more than the first time

    Unbelievably beautiful and unbelievably melancholic.

    Love takes another form here.

    maybe the best film i watched dealing with this concept

    whenever Yumeji's theme is playing, i had goosebumps and my mind was going to blow up.

    actually i've read " Le rouge et le noir" while listening to it in loop. Unforgettable experience.

  • Opening Night

    Opening Night

    ★★★★★

    during that scene, I, involuntarily, got up from the couch, went extremely close to the TV, my eyes and mouth wide open in amazement, laughing with enormous joy.

    yeah, the magic of cinema