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  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Golden Coach
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

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  • Love in the Time of Corona

    ½

  • Gladio

    ★★★★★

  • Dumb and Dumber

    ★★★

  • Zoolander

    ★★★½

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  • Othon

    Othon

    ★★★★★

    "You loved only the empire, I loved only you."

    The tragedy of Othon really came to me on this viewing. Politic and love cannot coexist. Love is manipulated for and by all parties involved to reach their political goals. Compassion is non-existent.

    An important key to the film which we must acknowledge is the full english title, Eyes don’t want to stay shut all the time, or Perhaps one day Rome will let herself choose at her turn, which is…

  • These Encounters of Theirs

    These Encounters of Theirs

    ★★★★½

    The english translation (These Encounters of Theirs) of the Italian title (Quei Loro Incontri) is actually incorrect. It should be Those Encounters of Theirs, considering how quei in Italian means those (and these in Italian is questi) and also considering how at the end the two hunters, in the modern day, refer back to the Hesiodic myths (which obviously occured in the past, therefore it is "those" as opposed to "these") we just witness and say:
    "Did they really happen?"
    "What?"
    "Those encounters of theirs."

    But what do I know, such is the Straubian linguistic paradox.

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