2011 was probably the biggest year for me and movies. I saw my first films from directors who are now among my favourites, such as Ingmar Bergman, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Jean-Luc Godard. I learned a lot from them, and they helped me shape my love of cinema today. Recently, Stevee at Cinematic Paradox wrote a […]
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One of the great issues I’ve found with my cinematic tastes is that the less “accessible” a film is to the general public, the more I am likely to enjoy it. Take for example films like Gerry, Somewhere, The Brown Bunny and Persona, films which longtime readers will know I love very much, but most […]
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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) Director: Chantal Akerman Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte My Rating: 9/10 In Short: Silent but Deadly The last shot of Chantal Akerman’s disturbing minimalist masterpiece Jeanne Dielman depicts the titular character sitting at the dinner table with bloodstained hands after murdering a man who paid to […]