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When Marnie Was There (Yonebayashi, 2014)

A beautifully heartfelt poem emotionally conveying feelings both of loss and recovery. The film is tender; ‘sweet’ would be an apt term to describe it. How it deals with pain and therapy without being overt about mental distress or the magic of the unconscious mind is truly elegant.

87/100 – Excellent

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Alien (Scott, 1979)

Visually, for 1979, the film is quite rich. While some of the shots of the spacecraft and alien are downright laughable by today’s standards, the one major quality that they hold is a material nature. 180 more words

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Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015)

An exceptionally captivating, hyper textural example of postmodern spectacle. The film forgoes narrative intention; a negation of learned concepts allows it to breathe new and communicate by purely formal means. 94 more words

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Interstellar (Nolan, 2014)

Interstellar holds a number of amazing moments, but instead of using these moments as an entry point to create depth, Nolan diminishes these moments by gleaning over them, moving to the next point, and thus delimiting what could have been. 349 more words

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Millennium Mambo (Hsiao-Hsien, 2001)

An eerily evocative atmosphere is drawn via the contrast b/ween hyperactivity and introspection, energy & its absence. As with most HHH, the film gains power in retro-activity. 31 more words

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Goodbye, South, Goodbye (Hsaio-Hsien, 1996)

Captures Hou’s transition from nostalgia for childhood to nostalgia for youth. And those roads!! And those songs!!

His films capture with such grace a time in a person’s life. 143 more words

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The Lovers on the Bridge (Les amants du Pont Neuf, Carax, 1991)

An exciting depiction of an unusual love forged during the most deranged of times. A man desperately yearns for the love of another, while a woman desperately yearns for someone whom she may depend upon. 141 more words

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