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  • Oldboy



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

    How revenge is used in 'Oldboy'

    ‘Oldboy’ is a Korean film with the intention of confusing you before you are surprised by the giant, patient revenge twist the antagonist, Woo-jin Lee, performs on our protagonist, Dae-su Ho. The film is a fantastic revenge story with more twists than your right hand. I'm no expert when it comes to Korean cinema, the 'genre' is considered by the critical film circles to be one of the most creative in the world. And…

  • The Holy Mountain

    The Holy Mountain


    Saved the best for last!

    Alejandro Jodorowsky has made 10 films with one on the way - according to Letterboxd. I have seen all ten of them and this is, in my opinion, his best. It's also the one most people think is his best which is why I wanted it to be my last Jodorowsky film.
    Jodorowsky is known for making films with his "balls" and doing whatever he can to finish his films. Doesn't matter if a man…

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  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon


    Possibly the BEST movie of all time!

    I can imagine how most people who give this movie low ratings are turned off by the length and slow pace of the film. I think, however, that this is one of the film's key strengths. There are plenty of scenes where a simple facial expression, combined with the brilliant lighting and wonderful music convey more meaning than dialogue ever could. No other director has ever been able to trap me so completely within…

  • Wild Strawberries

    Wild Strawberries


    My 1 000th film(s) on Letterboxd!

    This is my 7th Ingmar Bergman movie, and I was not disappointed. I`m not sure if I think this is a better movie than "Persona" but it is certainly more personal. I read or heard that apparently, he got the idea for this movie when he walked in his grandmother's house, and suddenly he saw a lot of memories from his own childhood.

    Pay close attention to this film, and your effort will be…