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georgemcfetridge made a comment Mar 04 2020

The Tree of Life

DVD - 2018
"The ambition of the film produces a paradox for me - I'm left with the sense of an exposure of cinema as a second rate art form, and am not exalted, as is intended. There's a glossiness, a prettiness, a slickness to it which removes it from true..." Permalink
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georgemcfetridge made a comment Jan 30 2020

The sacrifice

DVD - 2018
"Tarkovsky was a heavily aestheticized filmmaker who wanted to be something he could not be - a commentator on life. He wrecks the ending of The Sacrifice by using a line from the bible and by referring to his son, which to me shows that he can't s..." Permalink
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georgemcfetridge made a comment Jan 03 2020

In the Family

DVD - 2013
"It fell apart for me when Big Daddy retired lawyer laid it on the line for the protagonist to get it all together. The time is gone when we Follow the Leader like good little non-activists, inwardly speaking. The film is a dud because it promotes ..." Permalink
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georgemcfetridge made a comment Dec 31 2019

Margaret

DVD - 2012
"Like to be manipulated by use of a serious event so as to take seriously juvenile excess? This is the the well-photographed, well-produced movie for you!" Permalink
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georgemcfetridge made a comment Dec 01 2019
"Hong is the master of painful laughter. He makes a personal world in his work, like any good artist. Here the women are not as neurotic as the men. Later, they are. 'The human world has fallen apart' and here Hong resembles Bela Tarr. The Buddhis..." Permalink
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