I'm not even sure what to say about this movie, it was weird and amazing. I think this is probably one of the best movies I've seen in a while.
The story follows a young professor who, while watching a movie, notices an actor in the background that happens to look exactly like him. What follows is an obsessive stalking of his doppelganger. I had no idea how good this movie was going to be, I didnt know anything about it going in other than the fact that it starred Jake Gyllenhaal and had a gross yellow filter over the entire movie, so I was super surprised with how much I liked it. It's really artsy and symbolic, but not in a pretentious way because it never takes away from the story, in fact it adds to it. This movie had some of the greatest tension I've seen in almost any film, I was constantly on the edge of my seat even though this is a slow burn thriller. There was only about 10 minutes in the beginning where I felt like the movie was going just a little too slow, but after that I was fully invested. The acting is great, Jake Gyllenhaal plays two characters that look exactly the same, but are distinct in body language alone, which I thought illustrated some phenomenal acting. The imagery is intense and weird, and makes you question the events happening and the validity of what's going on. The very last scene literally had me asking out loud what just happened, and I dont remember the last time a movie was able to do that. Surprised and super happy I watched this, easily recommend it, it's a borderline masterpiece.
Final grade: A+
Best parts of any game (for me) are puzzles and easter eggs. Those weird things that could be a key to greatest mystery or just a developer's joke made in moments of pure boredom. Well, Woods of Freedom will have many (and I mean many) of those, and none of them will be a joke. Or maybe... :) Lost notes are the first items of puzzling kind, scattered all around the map with no clear purpose or meaning (in that sense they pretty much resemble lives of all the characters). Some are just quotes from different authors or weird drawings. What secrets will they reveal?
So far, I have no idea.
New week, new read. Except, I can’t really seem to get into it?? Has anyone else read this? Do I persevere, or skip through to my next book?
When I was younger I’d force myself to plough through and finish books that I really wasn’t enjoying. But now, with less time I feel no guilt in simply moving to the next!
🇬🇧One of the most important alliances in the post medeival world was the alliance between IRANIANS and EUROPIANS against the OTTOMONS:
To CHARLES Son of Philip ... We have to attack our common enemy, the Ottoman Sultan, in April. As I have heard from the Ottoman Arabs, the Christian Kings are fighting each other, and this is a wonder, because their opposition would increase the enemy's boldness. That's why I wrote to the king of Hungary to avoid hostility to the kings of Europe; I know that the Ottoman Sultan has provided Armies with the resolve to fight with that Majesty and, by sending an Ambassador and a letter, would like to unite me in this regard, but I have repeatedly rejected his request because, as you would say, I want to be with you in your happiness and your misery ...
The Sultan is the one who does not respect allegiance and oaths, and does not hesitate to destroy you. This ancestral enemy is such a traitor that certainly will not speak the truth with the great king who is king in Germany.
Your friend, SHAH ISMAIL SAFAVI, the son of Sheikh Heydar
The Little Crushed Man 🇫🇷 // Inside the Church of Jacobins, hiding in plain sight, is a stone carving of a little man, trapped under the base of a column. All that can be seen is a set of hands and feet on either side. You’d probably miss the carving if you weren’t looking for it. The meaning and origin are unknown; apparently some guides don’t even know that this little guy exists //