Favorite films

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Come and See
  • David Byrne's American Utopia
  • The Irishman

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  • Closer

    ★★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

  • 4 Little Girls

    ★★★½

  • Home on the Range

    ★★

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  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Oldboy: A Desperate Tragedy

    Oldboy is fantastic.

    After seeing Parasite, I've decided to dip my toes into more foreign filmmaking. I decided, this would be my next step towards that after Parasite. Boy, it did not disappoint one bit.

    Let's get the technical stuff out of the way first. The presentation of the film was very unique, many moments really stood out, but in a good way. Especially that one-take hallway scene. The acting from Choi Min-sik and Yoo Ji-tae…

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  • Realization

    Realization

    ★½

    Part 5 of my look back.

    This one is my least favorite. This one I very begrudgingly returned to. I had this big concept behind it, all these metaphors and crap. But in the end I had less than a day to do it and it came out as you'd expect. None of it comes across on screen, it just looks like nonsense. The dialogue at the beginning is cringeworthy and unrealistic. The whole thing just makes me want to…

  • A Day in the Life

    A Day in the Life

    ★★

    Part 4 of my look back.

    This was a redo of a project I was assigned for Spanish class a few months earlier. The first time I took a horror-ish approach. This one I went more for what it was like to be in this online schooling. I think certain parts capture that kind of well. The bordom and repetitiveness, but a lot of it really falls apart. A lot of it is just there to fill time. I also think the black and white photography could've been a lot better.

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