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Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Thin White Dude's Movie Of The Month: June 2012 - The Turin Horse

Billed as the final film from Hungarian master Bela Tarr, The Turin Horse is an artistic summation/realisation of what he has been exploring his entire career. In every department, it is meticulous in its textured minimalism, which gives it an astonishing level of depth and interpretation. Never less than mesmerising, Tarr journey into the abyss of "the heaviness of human existence" is an extraordinary masterpiece of pure cinema.

The Thin White Dude's Prognois - 9.6/10

Runner-Up: Into The Abyss - Werner Herzog's tactful and tasteful documentary into the ramifications of capital punishment is an engaging and humanist piece of work.

Honorable Mentions: The Angels' Share and The Dictator - Two very fine comedies.

Second-Most Deadly Disease: Men In Black 3 - Decent, but still a dull, uninspired and lacklustre effort.

Avoid Like The Plague: Rock Of Ages - A thoroughly vile shiny, soulless metaphorical slot machine that explicitly flashes 'INSERT MONEY HERE' for it's entire running time. Beyond words...

P.S. Thanks to ma big homie at Danland Movies for flagging up a typo of my Rock Of Ages review: I reported that it made over $400 million at the Box Office, but being told (rightly) that I was wrong and it made under $50 million ($48,585,000 to be exact) is a source of great pleasure. 

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