Kaili Blues   3/06/20
by ScarletLion
Bi Gan was just 25 when he made this stunningly shot film.

Age Out   2/11/20
by ScarletLion
Frame after frame after frame - I couldn't look away.

The Double Life of Veronique   2/04/20
by ScarletLion
Kieslowski's triumph here is to explore themes that would normally appear fanciful, cheesy or sentimental - a film about dopplegangers exploring existentialism just wouldn't work outside European cinema in my humble opinion.

Sorry We Missed You   1/16/20
by ScarletLion
Halfway through the film I was thinking that Loach has misfired.

1917   1/14/20
by ScarletLion
It's a very "allied" war film as opposed to a European war film, and for that reason alone it will get many of the big awards.

The Arbor   1/13/20
by ScarletLion
But the way in which Barnard captures them and films the actors is quite brilliant.

Rojo   1/07/20
by ScarletLion
The film looks great and really captures the mid 70s feel.

The Lighthouse   12/22/19
by ScarletLion
This film is one of the best films of the year and perhaps one of the best films of the decade.

Monos   12/02/19
by ScarletLion
References to Apocalypse Now and Lord of the Flies are inevitable, but it does feel as if the film is alluding towards a metaphor for the frailties of Colombia or other South American nations even though we're never even told where these events take place.

Werckmeister Harmonies   11/20/19
by ScarletLion
As is the case with many great films, it is up to the viewer's interpretation.

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