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  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★★

    Of course they are privileged characters, of course they are self centered, that’s kind of the point, they are in love with their insulated suffering, romanticizing it at every opportunity. Reality intrudes on expectations, things are not as they are idealized to be, things are as they are. I was underwhelmed with this one the first time, but now it’s the Anderson that cuts the deepest with me emotionally. A little less quirk, and India helps remove a lot of the usual artificiality, leaving more of the gentle human sadness.

  • Non-Fiction

    Non-Fiction

    ★★½

    Basically an already outdated TED talk repeated over and over, interspersed with the usual French Movie people cheating on each other stuff. It’s ok

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    “We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means. I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    Nolan films tend to bludgeon, they lack lightness, thats not necessarily a bad thing if applied to the right material, he is good with grounded technical subjects; thats his forte. But when he wants to get into the more abstract, or poetic, or dream like, he's not as effective. Its why Inception to me did not work; dreams tend to have a light, more transparent, abstract quality, Nolans style is the opposite of that. I also find that lot of…