The Draughtsman

The Draughtsman

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  • Zardoz
  • The Swimmer
  • Four Nights of a Dreamer
  • The Belly of an Architect

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  • Grand Prix

    ★★★★★

  • Senna

    ★★★★

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    ★★★★★

  • The Fog

    ★★★★★

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  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★★★★★

    Much has been said about the balletic sword fight, but all strands of the third act form a breathtakingly precise and dynamic denouement; meticulous cuts and camera placements are composed alongside the musical cues with an arresting rigor. Not unlike the Pod Race, the 4 pronged conclusive sequence is practically a film within a film. Lucas ties these rousing and operatic segments around the bittersweetness of leaving home, the obfuscations of political decay and subversion, and a rapprochement of alien…

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★★★★

    Liberal Democracy (Padme) is courted by Fascism (Anakin) for the first 2 acts, only to culminate in liberal democracy letting its guard down and fully embracing opposing ideals with a willful blindness in the third act. ("I'm not afraid to die, I've been dying a bit each day since you came back into my life")

    The film ends with a brilliant intellectual montage; Lucas juxtaposes a bucolic wedding of the aforementioned opposing ideologies with Riefenstahlian images of the serpentine faux-chancellor…

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