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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Andersson, 2015)

Constructs a dry existential tone to convey the psychological malaise of living. Not particularly funny nor philosophical, though it has some superb framing and a couple moments of humour. Becomes too self-flattering and locked into its own affectations. 67/100 – … Continue reading

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The Double (Ayoade, 2014)

Unique and aesthetically interesting. A mechanical future-present a la Terry Gilliam’s Brazil meets the dystopic shadows of German expressionism; an image which at once speaks to Kafka, Orwell, and other literary narcissists.  At times, the overtly stylistic maneuvers becomes obnoxious, … Continue reading

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