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So many subtle details surface with each screening. The film is as much about traditional male initiation as it is direct cultural context.
Definitely several layers to uncover, yet maybe too captive to itself as a message film. Was not expecting the weight of the final (Buddhist) turn, and not sure (without a second watch) that it is, what is actually wants to be...
Another great Dennis Lehane adaptation. Qualifying the question of right & wrong is given it's due weight here - not letting responsibility off the hook.
"You're only as healthy as you feel." - TB
An excellent transition from Silent to "Talkie" - Dreyer creates a true aesthetic nightmare through image that includes minimal sound.
Isn't this the real "facebook" movie?
Not only does this "documentary" give birth to film theory...it does so without words.
The end of cinema.
The most poignant "rage against the machine" film ever created?
The most "human" film ever made?
An extraordinary existential piece that, at times, forces us to look at our humanity through the poverty of the human face.
Dangerous and spontaneous, "Shadows" presents issues of racism and sexism through the purity of improvisation. Six Stars.
"I'm boarding this run-down truck, but you're trying to catch the train of humanism before it's too late. I won't stop you. You seem willing to pay the fare, no matter how high."
Sleep well in your beds.
"Blue" seems to have an extraordinary influence on Malick's "Tree of Life".
Occupy Wall Street?
Interesting that this was released the same year as Bergman's "Persona" - the only other film that I could think of that reaches so deeply into the psychology of existentialism.
The most beautiful horror film.
This is the greatest American film.
Many elements here from the best of Coppola and Scorsese in the Seventies, infused with Cassavetes claustrophobic "Faces" style of (non) framing. Outstanding performances.
The film could have benefited from some kind of suspense. I don't know whether he (Newton) chose not to go home, or if circumstances (friends, enemies?) prevented him from succeeding in his mission. Without such dilemmas, the film fails to realize and sustain the "modern isolated man" symbolism. I believe Roeg should have first watched a film about a modern isolated taxi driver in New York that same year.
So...five years preceding Night of the Living Dead, Kurosawa created the Zombie genre in the heroin alley scene?
Seething portrait of corporate Japan through the lens of a kind of Shakespearean Noir where men must witness their own funerals. Six Stars!
Subtle and restrained film...that feels like a slow southern drawl.
Offbeat and disturbingly well-written dialogue.