Blog: film

Uzak (2002)

Nuri Bilge Ceylan is known as Turkish Tarkovsky, mainly because of his visual style. In his very good work Uzak (Distant, 2002) he refers at least twice to the Russian master director.

In one scene we can see a sequence from Stalker (1979) and in an other a sequence from The Mirror (1975). Both are beautiful films, and I do recommend Uzak, as well. The tension and the main characters’ struggle to cope with life’s difficulties are masterfully depicted by Ceylan.

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The New World

Have I not known this?
The meaning of Life.
And Love.
Of all things, it is you I shall remember.
Can the heart supersede, overrun the mind?
Love is not an emotion, but a thought.
This is how it is supposed to be.
I shall see you again.
In the Light.

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L’Eclisse (1962)

Wonderfully shot, almost without a plot. The first scene looks almost like a painting. A great direction by Michelangelo Antonioni. The young Alain Delon is very convincing as a materialist stock broker, but the star of the film is Monica Vitti.

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Carol (2015)

A beautiful cinematography and great acting.

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The poetry of the Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line (1998) is a beautiful masterpiece that shows us the meaninglessness of human non-tolerant and aggressive nature. What touched me the most was Terrence Malick’s poetic interpretation of human ignorance on beauty, nature and peace/tranquility.

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The Easter film list

This was my list of potential films I could have watched during my Easter holidays on the German island of Rügen. Unfortunately, I saw only ’71. Well, there is something to look forward to, especially to Tarkovsky’s Ivan’s Childhood, Wong’s In The Mood For Love and Leigh’s Naked.

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Close-Up (Nema-ye Nazdik) is examining human nature, our bad and good sides. Are we ourselves at all times, or do we all have masks when interacting with each other? This work is about people, always thriving for more and something else than the point we are currently standing at. A very import and interesting film by the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.

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Margaret (2011)

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A showcase in how the state of youth is charming and enticing, but stupid, egocentric and thoughtless, too.

The Double Life of Veronique

The Double Life of Veronique (1991), a marvellous work of the great Krzysztof Kieslowski. A great film, that needs to be watched several times. It is not for everyone, especially not for those who consider Transformers or Rise of the Planet of the Apes as fantastic films.

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Filmovi u 2015.

Ponovo je došlo vrijeme za popis filmova koje sam pogledao, ovaj put, u 2015 godini. Ovu vrstu evidencije vodim, čini mi se, od 2008. godine.

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The Lazarus Effect

Pogledao sam The Lazarus Effect (2015). Prva polovica filma je urađena u ujednačenom ritmu i načinu (čak i ne pripada hororu), dok završnica odlazi u sasvim drugom smjeru, koji je me, po žanrovskim manirima i zakonima, dosta podsjeća na npr. Insidious filmove, Flatliners (1990), a pomalo i na Annabelle (2014).

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The very moment I saw this shady character from the great television series Better Caul Saul, I knew it was the same actor who played the psychopathic Trevor from the epic video game Grand Theft Auto V. And sure enough, IMDB confirmed it – the actor’s name is Steven Ogg.

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