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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Carrie
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Celebration

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  • The Farewell

    ★★★

  • The Cranes Are Flying

  • Michael Jackson's Thriller

    ★★★

  • Thelma & Louise

    ★★★½

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  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    Such pure expressions of emotions, especially from Shuzhen Zhao (as Nai Nai) directed by female filmmaker Lulu Wang. Films like this can hit too close to home, even to a point of feeling uncomfortable, as they don't use a Hollywood polish, thus you can identify genuine behaviours and dynamics from your own relationships with your family members.

    Also, this film made me want to visit China!

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    The Cranes Are Flying

    I have yet to watch this movie and checked it out to see if it's worth my time. This 3 min medley I found is absolutely mesmerising: youtu.be/8V7NHxgpGMU. The dynamics and techniques are otherworldly, so different from Western cinema! I've been ignoring Soviet films thinking they're boring communist propaganda, but I might have kept myself from experiencing some really unique gems, this one is now high on my watchlist!

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  • Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

    Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

    I'm (mis)using this review feature to let you know that Be My Cat is now available worldwide on DVD (limited edition featuring a gory rendition of Anne Hathaway on the cover) and for free on YouTube & Tubi!

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

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

    Brilliant lesson on the magic of film and acting in the theatre scene! The man on stage clearly explains in the beginning of the show that everything is fake. He introduces a guy singing at a trumpet, but then the guy stops singing, yet the song continues. You understand it was not him singing.

    In spite of this, right afterwards you get fully dragged into believing the woman on stage. Her singing shakes you to the core. But then you…