• The Room

    The Room

    Saying that The Room is a movie so terrible that it's good is an old trope.

    But it's true, it's laughably bad. As it's own thing it's horrid and pure misogyny, but it's so difficult to take it seriously in its kitsch that you can't help but have fun with it.

  • Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the '60s in Brussels

    Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the '60s in Brussels

    Didn't connect with it. It simultaneously tries to be a conceptual french new wave piece and a 90s teen film, and it doesn't work, because it doesn't really feel connected to its own characters, or to anything, really. It's just kind of slow and boring. I couldn't even finish it, it felt that it had no point, and I tried to be entertained, but the painfully corny musings of Michele didn't really feel like her genuine feelings. The characters NEVER…

  • Outer Space

    Outer Space

    ★★★★

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

    Content Warning: The film features flashing B&W reel.

    This is a fucking terrifying experience.
    If anything, it reminds me a bit of one technique by Alfred Hitchcock —a kind of exposure tension — and Sound Collage music. We have been exposed to the lady entering the house, and hitting something with what seems to be a lamp, however, we don't have the full picture, the film goes out of reel, burns, dissipates, overlaps and loops in such a way that…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Protip: don't carry rocks around if someone hates you

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★★★½

    Much like Baignade, this is just early documentary cinema. Not a lot is going on, but the fact that we have people distinctively existing, is kind of whimsically mystical, you wonder where they were going, or what they were thinking, what they were living through.
    Or maybe it's just my curiosity speaking for me.
    Anyway, I can't picture myself rewatching barely a minute of footage ever again, even though it's kind of curious.

  • The Sea

    The Sea

    Meh, it's early cinematography, knowing that other vaster films would come from this is amazing, but...
    It's still just an early depiction of stuff, nothing but that.

  • Andrei Rublev

    Andrei Rublev

    ★★★★

    O tão aclamado diretor, Andrei Tarkovsky, após a sua frustrada primeira tentativa de longa metragem (porém muito aclamado e extremamente bem sucedido A Infância de Ivan), vai e tenta reconstruir à sua maneira a vida do mais conhecido pintor e religioso russo, Andrey Rublyov (ou, Andrei Rublev).

    A narrativa do filme é fragmentada em "pequenos" (mais para frente eu explico) episódios da vida de Andrei, como (na primeira pequena história) quando ele encontra um comediante crítico do estado russo na…

  • Annabelle Serpentine Dance

    Annabelle Serpentine Dance

    ★★★★★

    The first Hand Tinted movie and one of the firsts to feature a woman as the main act.
    Annabelle having no purpose as to a storyline is a groundbreaking movie, and one that should be appreaciated for what it is and what it was for the film industry.
    It may not have sound, good hand tinting or even a script, but it is both a documentary device and an innovative advance on the history of film making.

  • Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    ★★★★★

    A bizarre, reflective and silent experience.
    The movie starts off in the most aleatoric and weird way possible, presenting 3 of the main characters, and making the viewer notice right from the first few minutes what was going on. The movie veers from what a common drama/suspense movie would be, being mostly silent or lowkey, even reflective at times. The photography makes it even better with the viewer have a clear feeling out of the pastel, really light and almost dead color pallette the movie provides. It's not for everyone, but for the ones it is for, it's a really naughty trip.

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★½

    The claustrophobic experience speaks to the listener as only a Kubrick film would.
    A landmark in cinematography and scores, this movie is still an impressive piece, from the "travelling", to the use of tension and release in the music, to the bizarre transitions, everything in this movie makes it a delightful panic experience.