YEAR ENDING (2011)

 

City of Life and Death

 

July (2011)

 

City of Life and Death (Nanjing! Nanjing!) – Directed by Chuan Lu

 

“As a mountainous heap of unimaginable brutality threatens to bury viewers under the weight of its truth, the darkness shrouding every dehumanizing detail dissipates in a dim yet undeniable incandescence revealing the unbearable to be crucial.” -d

The Tree of Life

 

 

June (2011)

 

The Tree Of Life – Directed by Terrence Malick

 

“An overwhelming, emotive collage expressing the evolution of all things including the human soul in a graceful barrage of imagery and scale of accomplishment that renders criticism microscopic if not moot.” -d

 

 

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May (2011)

 

Meek’s Cutoff – Directed by Kelly Reichardt

 

“The expert framing (contextual and otherwise) of sparse grandeur, surveying the widest open spaces in limited scope to engender claustrophobia in an already narrow-cast collective whose survival certainly seems subordinate to thinking outside the box.” -d

 

 

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April (2011)

 

13 Assassins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku) – Directed by Takashi Miike

 

“The Unforgiven of Samurai movies.” -d

 

Boonmee-Poster

 

March (2011)

 

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Loong Boonmee raleuk chat) – Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

 

“Without concession to contrivance, a meditative mind-bender/consciousness expander that views death from fleeting worlds of which their medium is unable to grasp even as he projects them.” -d

 

 

EvenTheRain

 

Feb (2011)

 

Even The Rain (También la lluvia) – Directed By Icíar Bollaín

 

“The collective subconscious of a community of artists is forced to confront its own susceptibility to the soul-deadening process of sublimation.” -d

 

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Jan (2011)

The Housemaid – Directed by Sang-soo Im

 

“A sterile, exacting, surgical, tragicomical examination of how the monotony of servitude breeds a desperation that can lead aimless havoc to find an unexpectedly sharp focus.” -d