Tag Archives: 2017

Year in Review: 2017

My complete 2017 Watchlist, Ranked (Films seen in theaters or festivals in 2017) Films qualify for my Best of 2017 when the country of origin’s initial commercial release occurs in 2017. Unreleased films and festival only release are not considered. … Continue reading

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Mother! Explained

I really don’t understand what the fuss is all about, why this film is so contentious, and why this film has so many theories around it. Mother! is quite simple, really, and once you realize its basic allegorical framework, it’s … Continue reading

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On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong Sang-soo)

Sangsoo’s most emotionally resonant film builds from nothing and shares its impact in thoughts to come rather than thoughts present when watching the film. For some time, like many of Hong’s film’s, the quotidian is represented through mundane detail, seemingly … Continue reading

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