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  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    Make Way for Tomorrow

    ★★★★★

    ".......That's just fooling yourself. Why don't you face the facts, grandma?"

    "Oh Rhoda, when you're 17 and the world's beautiful, facing facts is just as slick fun as dancing or going to parties."

    "But when you're 70....well, you don't care about dancing, and you don't care about parties anymore. And about the only fun you have left is pretending that there ain't any facts to face. So would you mind if I just kind of went on pretending?"


    This film tore my heart out.

  • Uncle Yanco

    Uncle Yanco

    ★★★★

    Just delightful and extremely charming.

    It's so different from other films of this nature in that it's so openly staged and honest. There's a scene where her first meeting is scripted, rehearsed, and aestheticized with the colored hearts in front of them. And uncle Yanco has interesting musings on life and art.

  • Supermarket Woman

    Supermarket Woman

    ★★★★½

    Earlier this year, I read Sayaka Murata's Convenience Store Woman about a woman who works at a convenience store in Tokyo. I loved the book and all the information detailing the running of a store intrigued me. A few days ago, I was wanting to watch a movie set in a convenience store in Japan. Did a search and voila, I discovered Juzo Itami's Supermarket woman[Sûpâ no onna]. I haven't watched a single film by Juzo Itami until now. This…

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    ★★★★★

    There's not a scene in this film that's wasted.

  • Hard Eight

    Hard Eight

    ★★★½

    We should simply call Philip Baker Hall "dad". He's great and playing Sydney, he reminded me of Ser Mike Ehrmantraut. That big revelation was kinda unexpected.

    I mean Hard Eight is slightly boring that it didn't feel like the usual PTA films. So I didn't think there was more to the character (yup, I'm an idiot). Also, we all know Philip Seymour Hoffman is great, but he is something else in the few minutes we see him here. Seriously, made my jaw drop.

  • The Danish Poet

    The Danish Poet

    ★★★★

    Aww. Liv Ullmann's narration is so soothing. <3

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    ★★★★

    This is perhaps one of the saddest Studio Ghibli films I've watched. I think The Wind Rises and The Grave of the Fireflies are the other sad films. But Kaguya is also very mature and the theme is very much rooted in reality.

    I think the main theme would very much resonate to every woman out there. It's all about gender roles and expectations. The life kaguya could have lived if she had the freedom to do things her way.…

  • Dave Made a Maze

    Dave Made a Maze

    ★★★★

    Equal parts fun and bizarre. The plot is refreshingly original.
    That docu crew that follows them around is very funny.

  • Songs from the Second Floor

    Songs from the Second Floor

    ★★★★½

    Loved the long master shots.
    This film is life!

  • The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    ★★★★½

    You keep thinking you know your friend. Cats over bros. Wished Marlowe went to another grocery store and got some Courry-Curry(?) brand cat food. Oh well..

    Elliot Gould has an attractive face and voice. I kept thinking he'd sound very similar to Colin Cooper(Climax Blues Band) if he sang.

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    Hilarious. This is so much fun and inventive. Just when I thought "they're finished with the movie, what next", it got unbelievably better with the behind-the-scenes segment.
    Super funny, logical, and great entertainment.

  • Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso

    ★★★★

    It makes sense that it's part of every cinephile starter pack.