Favorite films

  • Ju-on: The Curse
  • The Red Detachment of Women
  • The Lonely Spirit in an Old Building
  • Chungking Express

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  • The Dark Knight

    ★★★★

  • The Batman

    ★★★

  • From Beijing with Love

    ★★★½

  • Network

    ★★★★½

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  • Contagion

    Contagion

    ★★★½

    Watching this film in our current context is absolutely mind blowing

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely stunning, surreal, and self-reflexive in so many intertwined ways. It is a peak allegorical “two-worlds” film that makes me want to write about (techni)color…. Couldn’t take my eyes off the screen.

    And I didn’t know Powell of Powell and Pressburger directed Peeping Tom!

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  • The Red Detachment of Women

    The Red Detachment of Women

    ★★★★★

    Yes, this is a socialist era film and is quite propagandistic, but I want to show this film to my children one day.

    The songs are so beautiful, and there is romance without ever escalating to Hollywood romance - instead, what the film focuses more on is the maturation of a woman, and her awakening to broader social problems. 

    Always going to be a dear film in my heart.

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    You are just a bastard. A bastard in a basket!

    There Will Be Blood exudes a revolting but also seductive oily texture.

    Literally, Daniel seems to always be drenched in either the black, thick oil he is mining or his own perspiration (I just want to exfoliate his skin and unclog the pores and let it ~breathe~). Then, on a broader level, scenes seem to be coated with an uncomfortable layer of greed and madness - Daniel's love for his…