Monthly Archives: November 2015

Flowers of Shanghai (Hsiao-Hsien, 1998), 1997)

A languid camera and lethargic fades circumscribe four episodic narratives within the atmosphere of a 19th century opium laden flower house (brothel). Soft spoken and elegant beyond measure. 96/100 – Masterful. Advertisements

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Mother and Son (Sokurov, 1997)

A veil upon which reality is traced, augmented, and distorted just such that the uncanny is revealed, penetrating pyschological depth. Sokurov’s iridescent cinematography as usual brings life to nature, rendering striking three dimensionality while conveying the mystic phenomenon of object … Continue reading

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