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  • To the Wonder

    ★★½

  • The Tree of Life

    ★★★

  • Violence Voyager

    ★★★½

  • Paris Belongs to Us

    ★★½

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  • Colossal Youth

    Colossal Youth

    ★★★★★

    Seen at: Australian Cinémathèque 14/08/21

    The English language title to the film does not provide a literal equivalent to the Portuguese original—’Juventude Em Marcha’—a decision that apparently originates with its director, who likewise translates ‘Cavalo Dineiro’ as ‘Horse Money’ (rather than the more literal alternatives such as ‘A Horse Named Money’). While the English title emphasises scale, a cultural reference point beyond the specific locus of the Cape Verdean immigrant community on which it focuses, and thus a point of…

  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse

    ★★★★★

    “Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes vanity of vanities, and all is vanity.”

    “I don't care about stories. I never did. Every story is the same. We have no new stories. We're just repeating the same ones. I really don't think, when you do a movie that you have to think about the story. The film isn't the story. It's mostly picture, sound, a lot of emotions. The stories are just covering something.” –Bela Tarr

    “Mutter, ich habe dumm.”

    Loosely inspired…

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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★

    I can't say if this film figured out how to accomplish what it needed.

    The Tree of Life is an ambitious film from Terrence Malick, which recounts the account of one man through time, zeroing in on his experiencing childhood in Waco, Texas, and going thoughtfully from the enormous detonation to a sort of "end of time," at any rate, for Humanity. Being presented with a section from the book of Job, we promptly understand that there is a sure…

  • Tropical Malady

    Tropical Malady

    ★★★★½

    Apichatpong's films are solitary articles, entwining amazing Thai stories, with concerns the difficulties his nation is confronting. His narrating isn't generally coherent, yet it is an incredible vehicle for an otherworldly methodology on life, just as a prudent feeling of pictures.

    Tropical Malady, his third full length film, is composed of two sections. In the first, which is really ordinary, we follow the idyll between Tong, a youngster who lives in the Thai open country, and Keng, a youthful military.…

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  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    ★★★★

    Seen at: Australian Cinémathèque 26/09/21

    Uncle Boonmee exists at an intersection, between contemporary sensibilities and the past, among life and passing, between the powerful and the standard. Phantoms visit individuals and are met with reasonable responses, yet muffled, and before long become part of the embroidered artwork of the regular. Boonmee, passing on of kidney failure, mulls over the beginnings of his sickness and the effects that he had on others in his life, killing socialists in the military and…

  • The Power of Kangwon Province

    The Power of Kangwon Province

    ★★★½

    Consistent with its title, this visual sonnet applies an overwhelming control over the watcher; its nuance and equivocalness are entrancing, alluring, and brilliant.

    Like Wong Kar-wai's Chungking Express and Hong's own Right Now, Wrong Then, The Power of Kangwon Province is a diptych, its story split generally in half between two heroes whose ways sometimes meet (however for this situation, it would maybe be more precise to say that they simply end up passing one another, similar to a couple…