Tag Archives: Contemplative

Out 1: Noli me tangere (1971)

This is a challenging film, and not merely due to its epic 13 hour run-time. After the events of May ’68, Rivette reached out to cinema’s potential for transformation. He decided that cinema’s necessarily political nature (‘every film is political’) … Continue reading

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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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Ashes (Weerasethakul, 2012)

On Mubi, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest film, a 20 min short called Ashes is available to watch for free: Ashes – Movie info: cast, reviews, trailer on mubi.com. I just watched it and I don’t know what to think. I hated … Continue reading

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Une Femme Douce (A Gentle Woman, Bresson, 1969)

A quality of Robert Bresson’s ascetic style is that it renders him capable of expressing a multiplicity of emotions at once; his films, though unique in their own regard, each capture an entrancing, yet endearing mood. In Une Femme Douce … Continue reading

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