Favorite films

  • My Night at Maud's
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • Paris, Texas
  • The Elephant Man

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  • Johnny Guitar

    ★★★★★

  • Midsommar

    ★★

  • Night and Fog

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★½

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★

    Ikea folk-horror with overused unnecessary directorial touches. (comic shot of the open sky captured by an inverted camera backed by heavily dramatic music like bro it's only been 10 mins maybe you should save some of your top notch 'innovative' tricks for later.)
    "The film operates as an extended bait-and-switch game, as Aster establishes the veneer of an art movie only to draw viewers into what is essentially exploitation fare."

  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man

    ★★★★

    "The spectator has entered the film like Treves, from the angle of voyeurism. He has paid (just as Treves has) to see a freak. [...]

    [...] In the course of the movie, John Merrick is the object of three gazes. There is first the gaze down below, the gaze of the low people, and Lynch’s harsh, precise gaze, without affability, on this gaze. There are bits of a carnival in the scene where Merrick is made drunk and kidnapped. In…

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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★½

    “A bourgeois nightmare told in the most absurd fashion” my ass. Lanthimos seems to be repeating himself like bro we get it but please shut the fuck up lol.

  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    What's with 'artsy' sci-fi features' obsessive use of Wagner lol.
    "As artful as the film’s doom and gloom may be, its symbolism flounders. The idea of Justine and Claire swapping personas, as planets might gravitational pulls, doesn’t soar because there are so few variances between the women’s personalities to begin with, and no real sense of one borrowing from each other’s strengths and weaknesses; in short, a cipher becomes a cipher and vice versa."