Monthly Archives: November 2011

Solaris [Andrei Tarkovsky 1972 / 166 mins]

Solaris has been called the Russian answer to Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. Despite its outlook being markedly different -Tarkovsky is said to have thought the latter cold and sterile, you can see a far more human drama at work … Continue reading

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The Holy Mountain [Alejandro Jodorowsky 1973 / 113mins]

I have just watched The Holy Mountain again. What is it all about? It still remains elusive, unfolding like a series of Dadaist biblical parables. The Alchemist (played by Jodorowsky) assembles a group of nine people together -starting with the Christ-like figure … Continue reading

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