Archive for March, 2014

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9/10

“One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place.” echos the words spoken by Mick Travis the anti-hero of this chaotic portrait of Britains’ boarding school. “if….” can almost be seen as an angry anti-establishment nonconformist handbook. Though this film is more than three decades old the themes are still just as important as they were when the film was originally released. Mick Travis the main protagonist, is assessed as a everyday man instead of per-say a normal character. We follow Travis and his two friends as they are abused physically and mentally till the point of snapping (which has to be one of the most bold climax of  a film I have ever watched).


The Seventh Continent

8/10

I recently watched Dir. Michael Haneke’s debut film, which really proves that Haneke has always been a perfectionist when it comes to the look of his films. This film has his signature formulaic camerawork, you can tell he takes a great deal of time on the composition of every shot. The story alone is a bit confusing and slow at times but overall the film comes together quite nice by the end. I ❤ it. 

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Imagine just how nauseating this probably was for film goers in 1964. Godard is a genius.

 

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So I recently did some photography work for my friends at Lucid FC

(Click the photo to go some website talking about it)

 

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Battle of Algiers

9.5/10

The visual style of this film was so revolutionary[at the time] they had to put a disclaimer at the beginning stating that “not one feet” of newsreel was used. An awe-inspiring film in so many ways technical and acting.  Side-note there was only one professional actor hired for the entire film! 



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Blue Is the Warmest Colour

10/10

One of my favorite films of 2013! Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche has this very beautiful way of directing which is letting the actresses breathe. Besides the amazingly humanistic script about love, the cinematography is what really grabbed me. The film comes in at a lengthy three hours which may scare some but I promise the film is so intriguing that you’ll wish it doesn’t end (or at least that is how I felt).

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