Favorite films

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Moonlight
  • Coffee and Cigarettes
  • Shadow of a Doubt

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  • La Haine

    ★★★★★

  • Jules and Jim

    ★★★½

  • The 400 Blows

    ★★★★★

  • Salaam Bombay!

    ★★★★

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  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    ★★★★½

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

    This is really great. I appreciated it all the more the second time.

    "Do you know what the most important thing in the world is to me right now? ... Talking on the telephone to Lloyd Vogel." Rogers actually meant this. That's why I think it is actually a good thing that "the script reduces this iconic man to little more than the role of a therapist to journalist Lloyd Vogel" (albeit I think that statement is hyperbolic but there's…

  • The Rescue

    The Rescue

    ★★★★

    An astonishing true story, a very very good story in every sense of the word, told very competently.

    I didn’t pay attention to this story at the time because I’m allergic to the world focusing on a dozen kids in an extreme situation while we blissfully ignore (and simultaneously facilitate, via capitalism) billions suffering now and in the future. I maybe shouldn’t have completely let the story pass me by because it is indeed amazing and inspiring. Or at least,…

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  • Revenge of the Nerds

    Revenge of the Nerds

    ½

    Rapey incel fantasy. It’s like the only way they could humanise (while also ridiculing, sometimes racistly) male nerds was to completely dehumanise all women. This movie caused harm.

  • Tangerines

    Tangerines

    ★★★★½

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

    I’ve seen some reviews - such as this popular one - criticising this film for not providing more context about the war: the political motivations of the two sides, numbers killed, specific atrocities committed, etc. To which I’d say a few things. Firstly, plenty of relevant information about all of that is readily available to anyone who does some cursory research. The film doesn’t do the research for us, which is the filmmakers’ prerogative. It also doesn’t create a misleading narrative that contradicts…