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Anything rated 4/5 and above is a definite recommendation; anything rated 2.5/5 and lower is not; anything in between I still like

Favorite films

  • Lilo & Stitch
  • The Bridges of Madison County
  • Manon of the Spring
  • Postmen in the Mountains

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  • Lisbon Story

    ★★★

  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

  • Edge of Night

    ★★

  • Perfect Days

    ★★★★½

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    “I didn’t expect it to hurt so much”

    Neither did I. I never do. Wong Kar Wai’s sensual masterpiece still manages to sweep the rug from underneath me and engulf me in his beautifully realized worlds that he creates so effortlessly and expertly. I’ve watched this film 5 times now and it hasn’t lost one iota of its initial impact - quite contrary actually seeing as it only gets MORE emotionally affecting every time I see it. It is undoubtedly…

  • Amadeus

    Amadeus

    ★★★★★

    Still perfect. Still my favorite film. 

    Still some of the best acting, directing, editing, cinematography, production design and writing ever out to screen. Still marvel at every single second of this film. Still feel emotionally drained by the ending. Still holds a very special place in my heart - now made even more special due to the very special person I watched it with :)

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

    This is what blockbuster filmmaking is (and should be) all about. I say it as the highest of compliments that this at times reminded me of James Cameron. Non-stop excitement and thrills, goosebumps in every other scene, completely engaging in every stunning shot. It feels action-packed because its storytelling in the character-driven scenes is as visceral as that in the action sequences. The definition of a spectacle, loaded with heart and substance. Nearly a 4D experience in IMAX. More to come in my inevitable rewatches.

  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    ★★★★½

    The kind of movie that makes you feel calm and happy watching it. We need more of these. Koji Yakusho deserves all the flowers of the world for this performance — in a fair world he’d be sweeping the awards.

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  • Triangle of Sadness

    Triangle of Sadness

    ★★

    Very generous yet peculiar gesture by Cannes to award the Palme D’Or to Parasite again. Though honestly, for a while I thought I’d accidentally started watching Don't Look Up 2. 

    That summarizes a bit how I feel. Credit where credit is due, the film is rather well directed, occasionally beautiful to look at, and the cast does a rather stellar job with what they’re given. There are also some genuinely hilarious moments and some very clever gags (though brought down…

  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    ½

    Thought about stirring up some controversy so eh why not 

    This sucked balls on every aspect. Bad music aside with subpar vocals and cheesy lyricism, the actual “film” isn’t worth much either with its mediocre presentation and second grade visual storytelling. The one spoken segment in the middle is the character named Her (yes, HER) throwing a tantrum because He (yes, HE) didn’t act exactly how she wanted him to act at like some fucking house party and it’s childish…