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His House Movie Review

His House Movie Review

Bol and Rial, a recently arrived refugee couple from South Sudan, have finally been accepted for probational asylum and are given a home. Their first few days are spent trying to assimilate and they are simply excited to have escaped their war-torn country despite the less-than-standard living conditions they’ve been given. As they become settled, …

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Satantango Movie Review

Satantango Movie Review

Satantango opens with a man staring out a window. He looks out, and back in, out, and in again. Minutes pass in this scene in real-time, and when he moves away from the window, the camera holds still, no people in sight, for minutes more. Through this, a distant sound is heard – the mixture …

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Only God Forgives Review and Analysis

Only God Forgives Review and Analysis

Only God Forgives is a film that seems to garner much hate and even more misinterpretation – I’m thinking of a specific high viewership review site that, for this film, does not even attempt an interpretation and instead takes the director’s single comment about the movie being about violence and revenge and refuses to analyze …

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Minari Review

Minari Review (2020)

A 50-acre open field, carpeted by thick natural grass and surrounded by forests with hidden ponds. This is where the Yi family, having immigrated from Korea to the US, has decided to set up after leaving California for something better. It is rural Arkansas, far away from any hospital and from the city itself, and …

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Taxi Driver Review

Taxi Driver Review

Travis Bickle, a Vietnam veteran, at a medical level suffers from mental instability, at a societal level suffers from bigotry, and at a personal level from loneliness and the inability to connect with anyone around him. He cannot sleep and so drives his taxi around at incredibly late hours while staring out the windows at, …

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Nomadland Review

Nomadland Review (2020)

America’s obsession with work culture has created a world where people cannot live without a job both economically and psychologically. They are forced to work until the end of their life and not to experience true “free-time” or to live out dreams they had outside of the job realm – or, as a character in …

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Aguirre the Wrath of God analysis

Aguirre the Wrath of God Analysis and Review

In the 1560s, a group of conquistadores trek further into the Amazon. In a moment of disloyalty to their homeland, brought on by the madness they are suffering through their pointless trek, they elect Don de Guzman as the new king of this land. While traveling down the river on their make-shift raft, he sits …

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Late Spring Movie Review

Late Spring Movie Review

Noriko and her father live together in 1940s Japan sometime after the war. They are happy – he works as a professor and she, now 27 years old, cares for him and makes treks to the city alongside him. It is the ideal set-up for them both filled with love, respect, and admiration. One day, …

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The Seventh Seal Analysis

The Seventh Seal Analysis

A disillusioned knight and his squire return from the crusades to find the world they left behind now ravaged by the plague. They had left the land to fight for God and to spread his word – to pass along his supposed goodness and forgiveness. Yet after likely killing so many in his name, they …

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