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  • The Shining
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  • 8½
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  • Elvis

    ★★½

  • The Life of Oharu

    ★★★★★

  • Life of an American Fireman

    ★★★

  • Tram Journey through Southampton

    ★★½

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★½

    It’s the Luhrmann way, apparently. I would say take it or leave it, but it is not like that really. The principal doubt is about the fact that it’s really the same Luhrmann of decades ago. The critics talking about this movie as novelty should be advised about the year we’re on, what happened before etc, because this movie is clearly an old movie, coming from the previous century. I dare to say, and that’s not necessarily a negative thing,…

  • The Life of Oharu

    The Life of Oharu

    ★★★★★

    Oharu is the first movie in which Mizoguchi decides to give a universal statement. This universality is reached through a system. This system is clearly his rigor, his melodramatic style, his distance. At the same time this system is the Japan of XVII century, a world of lines, borders and walls. The merging of these two systems is the highest conquest of Mizoguchi work, because it is really the conquest of that balance that will make him one of the…

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