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  • Give Up Tomorrow

    Give Up Tomorrow

    Kafkaesque. If one were to describe this whole case against Paco Larrañaga it would be kafkaesque. Young Paco along with six other men are arrested for the alleged kidnapping, rape and murder of the Chiong sisters, but despite no solid evidence against them, they can still do nothing against the bureaucratic systems which put them down, as if seemingly a real life adaption of Franz Kafka's The Trial.

    Give Up Tomorrow is a film that sets out to weave the…

  • The Child of Paris

    The Child of Paris

    Whatever you do now that you think is new was already done in 1913.

    - Martin Scorsese

    1913 was a year renowned for its various contributions to the film industry. It was in that year that many highly influential films came to be released, and these included titles such as the first German Expressionist film The Student of Prague, proto-thriller Suspense, and Ingeborg Holm which brought about changes in Swedish society. But there was one particular film in 1913 that…

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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★½

    I've been wanting to watch this for a while now because almost everyone has been raving about it, but now that I've gone and done that, I can't help but feel that this film is overrated. The film's merits lie in the fact that it's a modern manifesto against racism and acts as a quasi-satire about racial politics. The technicalities and comedy (Chris' friend Rod is especially funny) also serve to uplift this film. Beyond that, however, it's not even…

  • The Man Who Sleeps

    The Man Who Sleeps

    ★★★★★

    You don’t need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, simply wait. Don’t even wait. Be quite still and solitary.

    - Franz Kafka

    You'd think that with no plot or character development, or rather; a weak narrative structure and a poorly delineated character; that The Man Who Sleeps wouldn't be such a good film. The original source; the 1967 novel by Georges Perec didn't even cause much of a stir and neither did…