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A Film Rumination: Le Fils, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (2002)

9.5/10 (Near Perfect)

The Belgian Dardenne brothers (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) are renowned (mainly in Europe) for their intense minimalist dramas.  Following on the success of Rosetta (1999) which won the prestigious Palm d’Or and La Promese (1996), the brothers embarked on the rigorously stylistic Le Fils (2002).  I must Continue reading A Film Rumination: Le Fils, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (2002)

A Film Rumination: The Desert of the Tartars, Valerio Zurlini (1976)

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7.5/10 (Good)

Valerio Zurlini’s The Desert of the Tartars (1976) is a relatively unknown Italian classic. Zurlini’s other works, most notably Estate Violenta (1959) and Indian Summer (1972), haven’t fared Continue reading A Film Rumination: The Desert of the Tartars, Valerio Zurlini (1976)