17 Jun 2018

The Nth Degree of Devotion

An impossible love story between the Goddess of Perpetual Electricty
and the penultimate chevalier from the Unknown Galaxy.

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16 Jun 2018

Gemini (Aaron Katz, 2017)

☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼

The remarkable production design, beautiful cinematography rich with cool colors and jazzy score heavy on melancholic atmosphere are the only redeeming factors in this draggy, mumbling, uninventive, sleep-inducing, quasi-neo-noir, Hitchcockian wannabe thriller rife with trite plotlines and uninvolving characters, bloated with self-importance and further bogged down by the lackluster direction, heavy-handed social commentary and anticlimactic conclusion.

15 Jun 2018

A Divine Anomaly Meanders

As his toxic glance penetrates her innate memory,
another night starts off, adorned with a golden sin.

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14 Jun 2018

Evanescent Virtue Expands

As her everlasting smile petrifies his initial thought,
another day passes by, dressed in a fluttering dream.

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13 Jun 2018

Passions (Kira Muratova, 1994)

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼

A spiritual prequel to a phantasmagorical drama, Rita's Last Fairy Tale (Poslednyaya skazka Rity), by Renata Litvinova (who brings her quirky, somewhat endearing mannerisms to the role of a daydreaming nurse, Lilya), Kira Muratova's Passions (Uvlecheniya) acts as a floaty, jovial, off-kilter, slightly surreal farce set against the backdrop of jockeys' life, bursting with vivid imagery, existing both below and above water just like its meandering heroine, and featuring a great number of naive, Fellini-esque, characters in almost non-stop motion whose seemingly endless jabber on love, death, beauty, circus and centaurs, inter alia, proves that horses really do make us philosophers.

11 Jun 2018

If My Shadow Were a Ghost...

... it would roam the heavens like a translucent animal,
replacing I with Celestial and Me with Harmony.

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10 Jun 2018

A Tall Tale for the Stillborn

Forget the secret never to be told
inside the crib of memories and gold.
The tears of sorrow, the jewels of pain,
and virginal desires of a dragon slain.

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