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Entertainment

Dogtooth ★★★★

I believe in writing criticism directly after watching cinema. It is important that the shots are fresh in your mind so that you remember the feelings you had for what the screen projected. 240 more words

Foreign Language

Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

Spleen

J’ai plus de souvenirs que si j’avais mille ans.

Un gros meuble à tiroirs encombré de bilans,
De vers, de billets doux, de procès, de romances, 384 more words

Film

Movie Review #2 : MISS VIOLENCE

On the day of her birthday, 11 year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony and falls to her death. While the Police and Social Services try to discover the reason for this apparent suicide, Angeliki’s family keep insisting that it was just an accident. 1,285 more words

Movie Reviews

Alps [Alpeis] (2011)

★★★★☆

Yorgos Lanthimos’ third feature film is a difficult journey, yielding its secrets slowly, resonating long after one has stopped watching it.  It buries its sombre and poignant emotional core in an elliptical dramatization and style which embodies the extreme difficulties associated with the subject itself, that of the intractability of grief. 1,114 more words

What I've Been Watching

Dogtooth

dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
Greece/2009/94 min./2.35:1
World Premiere: Cannes Film Festival (2009)
US Premiere: Cucalorus Film Festival (2009)
Distributor: Kino International

Winner of the coveted Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Lanthimos’ high concept and darkly comic parable explores the damaged world view imposed on three teens by a manipulative set of middle-class parents who make an art form of the developmental psychology experiment. 303 more words

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