On Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, The Wrath of God; words by Roger Ebert, video by Kevin B. Lee.

The Hidden Fortress // dir. Akira Kurosawa

Almost everything I ever needed to learn about action cinema was taught to me in this sequence.

(Source: strangewood)

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The Dreamers
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

The Dreamers has a weirdly impressive life on Tumblr - can’t figure out why oh wait yes I can.

who-:

The Dreamers

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

The Dreamers has a weirdly impressive life on Tumblr - can’t figure out why oh wait yes I can.

Always reblog. This is the rhythm of my life.

Watched: Frances Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Crash Reel

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Here we are at the end of all things, or at least, the end of 2013; which, according to your personal definitions, may or may not have been a cursed year. It wasn’t a stellar year for moviegoing - my top 9 drops in a few hours, and I’ll probably ruminate further on the year’s serious failings from a cinematic perspective on both Mamo! and Destroy All Monsters - and sifting through the rubble to find the gems became a chore this year more often than not. Every year, the end-of-year race to close all the loops and catch all the potential listmakers starts to feel more and more like completing a term paper on an all-nighter the day it’s due. 

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kebinleee:

Valhalla Rising [2009]; Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn

And whilst on the subject of cinema…

kebinleee:

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 [2003]; Dir: Quentin Tarantino

branduponthebrain:

Bastards (Claire Denis, 2013)

Working on it…

branduponthebrain:

Bastards (Claire Denis, 2013)

Working on it…

The Grandmaster, Wong Kar-Wai. Time to get my shit together for year-end.

Zéro de conduite: Rude Freedom on Criterion.com
The Complete Vigo by Criterion, feel free to get it for me for Christmas.
Meantime I’ll just keep working diagonally through the story of film

Zéro de conduite: Rude Freedom on Criterion.com

The Complete Vigo by Criterion, feel free to get it for me for Christmas.

Meantime I’ll just keep working diagonally through the story of film