Toni Erdmann

Instead of an ordinary review for this special film, I’ve decided to write just an outline to name the different reasons that make Toni Erdmann stand out as one of the best (if not the best) films of the year. Continue reading Toni Erdmann

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Tokyo Story

Title: Tokyo Story Director: Yasujirô Ozu Released: 1953 One of my favourite film reviewers, Dennis Schwartz claims that, “This very well might be the best film ever made.” I concur. While this could be true for most of Ozu’s films, Tokyo Story is a uniquely mature work of art. Shot in the director’s trademark tatami style (the camera is placed and locked 3 feet above the ground … Continue reading Tokyo Story

Cemetery of Splendour

Title: Cemetery of Splendour Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Released: 2015 Well, this film is impressive in its ability to seem completely unimpressive, as is the case with most of the Thailandese director’s films. Unimpressive, that is, in a superficial way, since you leave the cinema feeling a sort of catharsis. For it is very difficult to explain what really happens in Weerasethakul’s latest film. Its simplicity … Continue reading Cemetery of Splendour