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Distant Voices, Still Lives (Davies, 1988)

This is a different sort of review. I never meant to write a formal piece, but I ended up watching the film an unprecedented three times in three days, and I want to share the experience by posting various informal … Continue reading

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Elegy of a Voyage (Sokurov, 2001)

As with Russian Ark, Sokurov creates an all encompassing atmosphere through narration and open form montage, yielding a sense of presence throughout the film. Open montage, the use of nondescript (yet no less arresting nor beautiful), non representational images, which … Continue reading

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To The Wonder (Malick, 2013)

The film begins with a series of film-photographic images, taken from a variety of sources; they are at once a reflection on the transition from film to digital as well as the transitions in people’s lives. By this end, the … Continue reading

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The Long Day Closes (Davies, 1992)

The lighting in The Long Day Closes (1992) is nothing short of brilliance. For it alone, this film is well worth seeing — a must for any avid cinephile. The specific high key lighting, both off and on screen — … Continue reading

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The Tree Of Life (Malick, 2011)

The Tree of Life is a brilliant piece of art that the world is not yet ready for. While its narrative bears striking similarities to other “art-house” films – most notably Tarkovsky’s Mirror, which meditates on humankind and man’s relation … Continue reading

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Malick, Ranked

Definitely one of the finest director’s of our time, especially regarding cinematography and scope. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Malick; while I’ve always loved his use of the formal aspects of cinema, creating majestic land-pieces out … Continue reading

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The Thin Red Line (Malick, 1998)

In preparation of seeing Tree of Life, I’ve been watching the Malick’s I haven’t seen. Watched Days of Heaven a few weeks ago, and wasn’t blown away. Today, I was blown away. The Thin Red Line is definitely, by far, … Continue reading

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