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A Revisioning of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Dekalog – All Episodes Reviewed and Ranked

What I take most from this complete revision of the Dekalog is that Kieslowski never truly left documentary cinema. While the films in this series are, of course, fictitious, penned by Kieslowski in collaboration with Krzysztof Piecewicz, these stories are a way of examining the truth of … 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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Dekalog (The Decalogue, Kieslowski, 1989)

I’m not sure whether to consider this a film or television series; technically, it’s a television mini-series – 10 one hour episodes – but, because of it’s cinematic aesthetic and scope, it has been widely regarded as a film, along … Continue reading

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The Juxtaposition Of Beauty And Tragedy: A List Of My Favourite Film Endings

Three Colours: Blue Nights Of Cabiria Ikiru Late Spring Solaris

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The Double Life Of Véronique (Kieslowski, 1991)

This one might as well have been called Green. Enchanting. The scene where Weronica dies is, imo, one of the most hauntingly beautiful scenes put to film, particularly when the camera focuses on the violinists and the music becomes loud … Continue reading

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The Three Colours Trilogy (Trois Couleurs, Kieslowski, 1993-94)

Each of these films comprise of incredible cinematography and beautiful, well fitting soundtracks. They are honest and sincere; Kieslowski is quickly becoming one of my favourite auteurs. Blue Liberty. Perfect soundtrack. One of my favourite final scenes; it’s incredibly moving. … Continue reading

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