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“Why do people go to the cinema? What takes them into a darkened room where, for two hours, they watch the play of shadows on a sheet?

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In Their Words

10 Art House Films About Religion

Darren Aronofsky’s “bold, weird, magnificent mess” of a biblical epic Noah sailed into theaters this weekend. Our own Jason Bailey described the film as striking as it is “odd and schizophrenic.” … 770 more words


The Infinite.

“The artistic image is always a metonym, where one thing is substituted for another, the smaller for the greater. To tell what is living, the artist uses something dead; to speak of the infinite, he shows the finite. 25 more words


Offret (The Sacrifice)

"I studied philosophy, history of religion, aesthetics. And
ended up putting myself in chains. Of my own free will."
- Alexander
Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky                          DoP: … 57 more words

Movie Review Wednesdays - Nostalghia (1983)

Nostalghia (1983) is very much a reflection of director Andrei Tarkovsky’s life. Tarkovsky lived in the Soviet Union, moved to Italy and made this film which is about a Russian poet who temporarily  moves to Italy. 504 more words

Stalking a Serial Killer in the wild west

March 24, 2014 progress: 3 movies

1) Stalker (1979)
Loosely based on the Russian novel, Roadside Picnic, this film by Andrei Tarkovsky is a well thought of science fiction film (it’s currently in IMDB’s top 250), but in my opinion it fell a little flat. 1,108 more words

Daily Progress

“Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn’t look for harmony but would simply live in it.

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