Favorite films

  • One Week
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Millennium Actress

Recent activity

  • Machines

  • Behold a Pale Horse

  • Knock Down the House


  • Baraka

Pinned reviews

  • La Jetée

    La Jetée


    Cried. It’s actually my fourth time watching my favorite short. Mr. Dorman played it for all the History of Documentary Class students in today’s final class…how I appreciate that! ❤️🥺🥲This movie is not only a science fiction, but also presents Marker’s perspectives on the essence of film: moving or static, dead or alive, time or spaces, moments or eternity, and at last, memories and love.

  • The Gleaners and I

    The Gleaners and I


    This documentary simply changes my view of what documentary is, what is the authenticity in documentary filmmaking, and and how can a documentary be authentic. After spending a semester learning the history of documentary films, I just want to argue that: filmmakers should not aim to present an ultimate truth in their works, but should aim to demonstrate a certain kind of cinematic truthfulness, which could be achieved by connecting their own narratives represented by the narrations with multiple narratives represented…

Recent reviews

  • Baraka


    Even though the images in this film are impressive and, “perfect”, I just hate certain narratives that are inconspicuously demonstrated here…

  • Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

    Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

    In such a documentary consisting of citizen journalism, authenticity is fluid between the real footages and the reconstructed ones…but perhaps this issue of authenticity can be less important here? Because these images already reached us, and we (in front of the screen) are already witnessing.

Popular reviews

  • The Northman

    The Northman


    Seriously…what have I just seen…?
    I’ve been looking forward to this movie since last year, and today I get a lecture: never trust the trailer of the film and the rating. I love the cinematography, the costume design and the score, BUT the whole story is so scattered that they resemble CG clips from video games which only show the most exciting part of a story, and this made the film so emotionally confusing and boring. Welcome to National Geographic documentary of Nordic landscapes…😅😅😅

  • Burnt Money

    Burnt Money


    “There are no voices, not any more.”

    It’s not a flawless movie, but I just LOVE it. The amazing performance of the actors gives each character a soul, especially Eduardo’s Angel—he just acted his fragility and his struggle in faith, love and his sin SO WELL. Leonardo’s Nene also moved me to tears…the power of their relationship simply puts me in awe, and I would be willing to die for having such an indescribable relationship.