Hayden August

I watch movies, and most of the time I like them

Favorite films

  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Wings of Desire
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Chungking Express

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  • The Greatest Showman

  • Memoria

    ★★★★★

  • Petite Maman

    ★★★★

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    ★★★★½

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  • The Greatest Showman
  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★★

    I realized I have no desire to go anywhere. Experiences are harmful.”

    Holy FUCK watch this if you get the chance! At first the whole gimmick of one theater at a time seemed off to me, but I totally get it. This is a movie about sound, you CAN’T watch it on a laptop or, god forbid, a cellphone. It’s beautiful, everything about it is beautiful, the scenery and architecture, and most importantly the sound. This movie is about sound…

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  • High and Low

    High and Low

    ★★★★½

    This is probably one of the most bonkers cop movies I’ve ever seen, it takes so many twists and turns, yet feels totally directed at a clear resolution. It looks beautiful too, but I’m starting to realize I say that about every Japanese movie in black and white, so consider it a pre-requisite at this point. It just oozes suspense and effortless cool, case and point: the dance scene! There’s so much still happening on the screen at any given moment, so many people, yet, it feels totally choreographed and smooth. The influence on other films, just in general, is astounding. A masterpiece

  • Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters

    Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters

    ★★★½

    I love off-beat Japanese horror, and this is no exception, I just wish they focused on the monsters more. The costume design and puppets are really cool, and I loved the little animation before the umbrella dude showed up. Just a fun time all around, and a great intro to the genre of Yokai.