filmlifestyle

I am actively working my way through a number of notable film lists, including the 1001 Movies To See Before You Die list.

Favorite films

  • Ulysses' Gaze
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Annie Hall

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★½

  • Finding Nemo

    ★★★★

  • Pather Panchali

    ★★★★

  • Stella Dallas

    ★★★½

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  • Meantime

    Meantime

    ★★★½

    Thatcher and Tories = bad. Bad bad bad.

    Sitting around and stewing in your own juices and not bettering yourself = good.

    Love Mike Leigh films, by the way, and have watched most of his films. Not always keen on the message, though.

    Very much aware this isn't what the Letterboxd audience believes or wants to read. But it's my opinion.

  • High Hopes

    High Hopes

    ★★★★

    I love Mike Leigh films. They're highly watchable, always interesting, and contain fantastic performances.

    High Hopes is a fantastic film with a great message.

    Still, the stereotypes on display are pretty awful, including an obnoxious yuppie couple (itself, naturally a stereotype), and an upper-class couple.

    The worst stereotype is the Marxist one, though. Because, hey, Thatcher = bad, right?

    I'm very much aware that this is not what Letterboxd wants to hear, but it's my opinion.

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    This is a film that you watch and say, “Oh okay, this is what film can be.”

    If I told you it’s a 2 and a half hour film whose action takes place almost entirely in a tax office, it wouldn’t exactly sell it…but, as you’ve seen from the trailer, this film takes place ‘everywhere.’

    It’s one of the most visually stunning films you will have ever seen. And it’s emotive story of a disconnected family is moving, whilst the…

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★½

    At times I felt like I was watching a random David Lynch film I’d somehow missed watching before.

    At other times, I felt like I was watching episode 8 of a TV series I hadn’t watched all the previous episodes.

    It took me about 20 mins to get into it, but it took off (pardon the pun!) about 30 mins in for me.