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  • Russian Ark

    Russian Ark

    A mirage; an elegiac long take illustrating the irrevocable flow of time and yet the tenuous persistence of historical memory (preserved almost entirely through art). Here we have the classic debates on Russian culture and identity up to the moment of the revolution, where our unnamed narrator is looking back a century on, across the chasm of 20th century history in all of its catastrophic violence (hinted at in the film, but mostly alluded to rather than named). That image…

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ★★½

    What the fuck was that? Moments of inspiration & comedy. But the whole project was pretty strange. Hahaha Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn great chemistry so funny

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  • Room 237

    Room 237

    ★★

    we're all trapped in the Shining dude

  • Three Times

    Three Times

    I thought this was a lovely film about how historical context denotes change across time, whereas emotionally, love exists on essentially the same plane. I appreciate the way in which Hou meditates on the light sources of each period. Also, the way the film leaps from stasis to motion, wholly interior (as if encased in amber) to exterior space, in the transition from the second to the third tale, is very clever. In addition, it is interesting to note how…