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See it Once, Watch it twice, Think again? Memory and the Film Experience.

This article is very much inspired by David Thomson’s chapter in his latest book ‘How to Watch a Movie‘ titled ‘See it Once, Watch it Twice?’, it is not meant to be instructive or offered as a corrective as to which of these propositions I find preferable, after all I feel the decision or not whether to see a film again nowadays largely rests upon the individual’s patience and tolerance for film as a whole and what part it takes up in their lives, but in an age of increased availability in an over saturated medium an unfortunate consequence is a tendency to think less ‘Shall I give it another chance?’ and more ‘I’ll give this a chance instead’, a position which not only engenders a preference of immediate pleasure and sensation over serious thought and reflection as well as trusting the immediacy of our judgement in a medium that has notably proven untrustworthy, but justifies why so many films are offered to us as distractions from reality, or as background noise to drown out the silence that we find ever more alien to us in our everyday lives. 1,353 more words


Films I loved in January 2016

I’ve been a fan of Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson for a while, but with Room he has made his strongest film to-date. The events are mostly depicted from the perspective of a 5-year-old boy who has never known anything else other than the small room he is locked in with his mother who gave birth to him there. 929 more words


Slow Cinema, ed by Tiago de Luca and Nuno Barradas Jorge (2015)

I’m not sure where to start with this one. Not considering the content for a minute, the new and very first edited collection on Slow Cinema appears like a bit of a fraud. 1,319 more words

Slow Cinema

Cemetery of Splendour (Weerasethakul, 2015) and A Hard Day (Kim, 2014)

Cemetery of Splendour is certainly Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s most accessible film. It’s moody and hypnotic, and, like the rest of his work, pretty incomparable. It might be my favorite film of his. 576 more words

'Cemetery of Splendour' Wins Asia Pacific Screen Awards Trophy

“Cemetery of Splendour,” by Thailand’s auteur champion Apichatpong Weerasethakul, was named as the best film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

The film is a dreamy rumination on matters political and personal. 535 more words


Cemetery of Splendour

(Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2015)

Wide-Eyed Wonder

Given the number of stories that exist somewhere between varying states of consciousness in his growing body of work, it seemed only a matter of time before filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul confronted the complexities of sleep outright. 1,063 more words