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  • A Few Good Men

    ★★★½

  • Spider-Man 3

    ★★

  • Spider-Man 2

    ★★★

  • Spider-Man

    ★★★½

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  • The Travelling Players

    The Travelling Players

    ***One of the best 150 films I have ever seen.***

    Never before had cinema presented such an effective, original and cinematically influential perspective concerning the Second World War. Extensive Greek master Theodoros Angelopoulos achieves international attention thanks to his second and best chapter in A Trilogy of History, one of the most ambitious films in the entire history of moviemaking, and undeniably one of the best and most powerful war films of all time. The mysticism is overabundant, the technical…

  • Ulysses' Gaze

    Ulysses' Gaze

    ★★★★½

    The one and only celluloid project that silenced a shocked audience with an angry and disappointed Angelopoulos not winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, Ulysses' Gaze is one of the most beautiful and honest love letters to the cathartic power of cinema as an art form in the individual.

    The "film" that 'A' is seeking symbolizes that such film will exist as long as the director is aware of the existence of his audience first, and the existence of the…

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  • Passion

    Passion

    ★★★★½

    Unlike in Twilight (1990), my greatest cinematic discovery of the year, the influence of Tarr's pen here is more evident; the Šarūnas Bartas and Miklós Jancsó celestial agreement has bleakly vanished and transformed into a merge between Visconti's Ossessione (1943) and Tarr's Damnation (1988). Fehér's stupefying and equally dark tale of immoral ghastliness has become, marginally, the best cinematic adaptation of M. Cain's novel, an impressionistic statement assuring that evil does not necessarily lurks more strongly in urban environments.

    The…

  • Winter Sleep

    Winter Sleep

    ★★★★★

    #6 out of 6 recommendations by Twitch followers

    Recommended by agustin.

    Ceylan has successfully conquered enough international celluloid territory to state two main things:

    a) Reaching the visually mesmerizing and narrative levels of Zanussi, Bergman and Vlácil is not an impossibility for modern cinema
    b) "I can surpass Uzak (2002)".

    This is not a thesis or an essay about the human condition, nor an exercise in universally appealing narrative; this is a personal letter towards a central axyomatic struggle that…

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  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    WARNING. The following movie has:

    1) 237 minutes in length
    2) The movie title appearing after one hour of running time
    3) A drag
    4) Tosatsu
    5) Kung-fu
    6) Sex
    7) Genital gore
    8) Ultraviolence
    9) Lesbians
    10) A "Virgin Mary"
    11) Erections
    12) Kung Fu butt-kicking female teens
    13) Psychotic menopausal females
    14) Pornographic furniture
    15) A Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori (1972) tribute with a pinky film spoof character called "Miss Scorpion"
    16) Love
    17) Romance
    18) "Exposure"
    19) Lust…

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Imagine that Luis Buñuel and David Lynch had intense homosexual encounters in a cheap motel in Tokyo under the influence of hallucinogens. Imagine that, after that, both (yes, both) conceived a single son. Finally, imagine that the aforementioned son made a movie and that every single scene in that movie was directed by him when he had an orgasm smoking opium.

    That's Tetsuo, the true Iron Man, so the hell with the Marvel character. Tsukamoto takes us back to the…