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Favorite films

  • His Motorbike, Her Island
  • Hard Boiled
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • The Evil Dead

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  • The Taste of Things

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  • Starship Troopers

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  • Persona

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  • Solaris

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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

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    This movie is just as influential on my thoughts about filmmaking as Evil Dead. And how influential it is on how I am as a human being? Well... all I'll say is: if I can live up to the ideals of this movie then I can die happy.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

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    I've seen this movie at many wildly varying periods in my life. This viewing made me so happy it brought me to tears.

    A masterpiece.

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  • The Taste of Things

    The Taste of Things

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    The discovery of a new dish brings more joy to humanity than the discovery of a new star.

    It takes culture and a good memory to shape one's taste.

    The food we made is good... but it's like a sketch, or an outline.

    An immaculate movie in every way.

    It reminds me that anything can be an art to those who understand it properly. And it makes me want to understand every possible form that art can take. I want…

  • Persona

    Persona

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    I've felt these things. I think we all have.

    For horror. For drama. For cinema and art as a whole. Persona is a boundary pushing landmark. I don't know if I'm more smitten by it's avant-garde style, or how it speaks so specifically to anxieties I've been experiencing in my life. But I love it all.

    A challenging but rewarding watch.

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  • Fighting in the Age of Loneliness

    Fighting in the Age of Loneliness

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    "If you've somehow made it to the end of this and you're not an MMA fan, I hope you take one thing away from all this. This will happen to everything you love. Nothing you like will remain untouched, and it will get further and further monetized into meaninglessness. This isn't just our problem in our idiotic blood sport. You're fucked too."
    - Felix Biederman

    Whether or not you're a fan of MMA I strongly believe you should watch this…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

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    Eli, you boy.

    The story, acting, directing, and score are all absolutely phenomenal. Needless to say, Daniel Day-Lewis is so damn compelling and I could watch him act for hours. The entire last scene forced me to add half a star, and it speaks volumes that Paul Dano could hold his own acting with Day-Lewis.