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  • Deep End

    Deep End

    ★★★★★

    Skolimowski of Poland makes a swinging-London based film in Germany and tackles complex questions about then new sexual-politics, gender-roles, power-dynamics with such a fond disregard of political correctness and simplistic answers that "Deep End" maintains the same affecting power almost 50 years after it's initial release.

    We follow 15-year-old Michael in his first job in a public bath-house where he discovers his own sexuality through his co-worker Sue. She lures him so much, he becomes obsessed with her and sexuality.…

  • The Passion of Anna

    The Passion of Anna

    ★★★★½

    Dear Ingmar,

    with "The Passion of Anna" you made a film about souls leaving behind there respective mates. They roam about a swedish countryside that is just as desolate as their lives. Even in the bleakest of your stories the need to reach out, to truly touch someone else shines through.
    It seems you were desperate and frustrated when you made "Passion".
    Your characters may live in harmony, but this concept barely conceals they have nothing, no passion left to…

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  • The Holy Mountain

    The Holy Mountain

    ★★★★★

    The trick Alejandro Jodorowsky pulls with "The Holy Mountain" is actually no trick at all. It's popping up in every list of cryptic, hard to understand-films but he's just telling the truth in his own way.

    Essentially, with "The Holy Mountain" Jodorovsky tries to make you see the world with his eyes through a journey to enlightenment, symobilzed through the ascend of the Titular mountain.
    You see his contempt for aspects of western civilization, distinct character traits and worldviews.
    Everything…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    I'm so tired of these movies, they don't actually feel like movies anymore, rather they act as a constant reminder that the industry is becoming more and more Money-oriented than ever.
    The clearest sign that "Star Wars" is headed in the same direction as the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.

    A narrative that goes here and there but totally lacks Focus doesn't make for a great film full stop. Donald Glover is doing his Thing but in the end, he…