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  • The Green Chamber of Linnais

    ★★★½

  • Flesh + Blood

    ★★★

  • Angel Heart

    ★★★

  • Laitakaupungin laulu

    ★★½

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  • Wild at Heart

    Wild at Heart

    ★★★★★

    I haven't had this refreshing feeling after a film since I rewatched Inherent Vice last year when news were showing nothing but shit. It's like feeling cold or otherwise dirty and going to warm sauna after a hard day and then coming out, taking something to drink and feel like world makes sense even if it is only for few seconds until it starts to wear off. This is for me the only way to describe Wild at Heart -…

  • Nomad

    Nomad

    ★★★★★

    It's just so absurd feeling to listen all day long the terrifying news from ignorance towards creeping climate change that decides the fate of humanity and wonder about one's mortality and then stumble upon a film that's been on your watch list for years and simply stare at it in awe. Nomad is a revelation, absurd and hard to put into words, but so goddamn beautiful. At points it is pure cinematic bliss and aesthetic pleasure, at points a single…

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  • The Green Chamber of Linnais

    The Green Chamber of Linnais

    A classic Finnish ghost story that plays with class, mysterious family histories, and intergenerational trauma that the chamber embodies. The more I think about it, the messier it seems but I loved its atmosphere and these characters who I think are all captured quite personally and lovingly. The relationships between them are developed playfully which makes it all the more startling when old prejudices rise to the surface – bourgeois vanity and duplicity still exist beyond eloquent words and superficial…

  • Flesh + Blood

    Flesh + Blood

    This was quite a fitting film to watch while I was sick with Covid-19. Diseases, violence, profiteering, lust, religious fanaticism, and collective psychosis are all organic parts of the picture where heroism doesn't exist and every one of the characters is off-putting. It's all about power, trying to give a bigger meaning to one's selfish purposes, about attempts to justify existence in a rotten world. Certainly a Verhoeven film.

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  • A Moment of Innocence

    A Moment of Innocence

    ★★★★★

    After watching this film, I realized I'm never going to be film critic or scholar. This beautiful feeling that I'm feeling cannot be put to words. I've realized that the greatest films are something about what you can write and write, try to open them and their beauty, try to ease your burden and wonderment but you simply can't put them to words. I've loved film theory but after a film like this, I can't help but to pretty much…

  • Mouchette

    Mouchette

    ★★★★★

    There's a song that goes "How can you tell me, that you're lonely". The power that this song has on me, has also Bresson's piece on Mouchette (but on very different way and perhaps on very different level as well).

    We have seen many tears on the screen but have they ever been so pure and beautiful? She isn't martyr even though she shines similar light. When I think about "martyr", something unclean comes to my mind. I don't know…