Favorite films

  • Liz and the Blue Bird
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Yi Yi
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • Last Night in Soho

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  • In the Realm of the Senses

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  • Dune

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  • As Tears Go By

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  • In the Realm of the Senses

    In the Realm of the Senses

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    It's even more intense if you watch it drunk.

    Idk what erotic tension is; but this movie did that pretty well.

  • Dune

    Dune

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    Remember how in the LOTR movies the Whitch King of Angmar came on screen with that absolutely gigantic mace.

    The whole movie felt like that in scale.

    An exhausting movie to watch, especially since it is literally all worldbuilding and setup. Like, that's literally it, 3h explaining what's going on.

    I'm curious to finish it, and see how (if?) it pays off, but I left the theater feeling drained.

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

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    I can't tell if the ending was supposed to be cathartic. Like, it was framed that way, the music made it seem like "justice at last," but it just left me feeling hollow and dead inside. Like, what's the point.

    Other than that, the whole thing felt very on the nose. Oh, you didn't take that rape seriously... Well, what if it's someone you love?

    It felt a kinda misogynistic how literally every woman in the film was portrayed almost…

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    Liz and the Blue Bird

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

    Honest to God.

    I cannot stop thinking about this movie. It is impossibly good. I can think of not a single other thing like it.

    First the out the door: It seemingly perfectly captures what it's like to just be absolutely and totally in love. That sense of "everything I've ever done, I've done because of you" is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. It's so real and intense and honest and relatable. But of course, it's all framed timidly. There are so many shots…