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Varda by Agnès (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her last words

I wish I had encountered the works of Agnès Varda earlier. During that wild period when I relentlessly devoured many works of various great filmmakers as your average young cinephile, I somehow missed many of her notable films except “Cléo … Continue reading

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): You finally made it, Mr. Gilliam

First, let me tell you a bit about my admiration on how tenacious Terry Gilliam has been during last two decades. Although his prime period mainly represented by “Brazil” (1985) and “12 Monkeys” (1995) had already passed many years ago, … Continue reading

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The Prince and the Dybbuk (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A self-made filmmaker with hidden past

To be frank with you, I had never heard about Michał Waszyński before watching documentary film “The Prince and the Dybbuk”, which recently shown at EBS International Documentary Festival. According to Wikipedia, this prominent Polish filmmaker once worked as an … Continue reading

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David Lynch: The Art Life (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Lynch on his early art life

As one of the most fascinating filmmakers in our time, David Lynch has dazzled and confounded us with his odd surreal style during last 40 years. Since he made a striking impression on the audiences with his first feature film … Continue reading

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Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): How Loach has abided

What a remarkable filmmaker Ken Loach is. Since he modestly started his career during the 1960s, he has ardently stuck to his integrity as well as his artistry during more than 50 years, and that admirable aspect of his is … Continue reading

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Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A modest tribute to Linklater

To be frank with you, it took some years for me to become familiar with the works of Richard Linklater. When I happened to watch “School of Rock” (2003) around 2004, I did not pay much attention to its director, … Continue reading

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Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two great filmmakers, one monumental book

When I was young and wild during the 1990s, I began to be more serious about movies, and it was fortunate for me to have two wonderful things to boost my growing interest on movies around that time. First, a … Continue reading

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