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Favorite films

  • Dekalog
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • The Florida Project
  • Manchester by the Sea

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  • Titane

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  • Days of Heaven

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  • The Past

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  • The Tree of Life

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  • Dekalog

    Dekalog

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    How do you describe the indescribable? what do you even label it to begin with? A film? A TV series? A piece of art? or is it Art itself?
    Stanley Kubrick called it the only masterpiece he could name in his lifetime and you think of the ground that covers.

    Dekalog is often said to be about the ten commandments but I think it's a lazy way to put it.
    It's a religious experience of it's own.
    It takes on…

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

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    A masterful cinematic achievement, lead by one of the greatest acting performances I've ever seen.

    Manchester by the Sea doesn't feel like a movie with actors, you don't get the feeling anybody's trying to act, or to bring awards attention, not even in the most emotional sequences of the film. everyone is just being. you get the feeling what you see is what it is.
    It's so authentic. so human. It feels like a slice of life so realistic to…

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  • Titane

    Titane

    i imagine this is the kind of idea you get watching the imposter (2012) while high off sniffing gasoline

    it's difficult to describe this or even decide how much i like it, but it's very easy to recognize that it's quite a stylistic achievement that carries itself with dazzling grandiose. it requires a special kind of mind and talent to pull it off, and julia ducournau shows certainly that.

  • Days of Heaven

    Days of Heaven

    absolutely gorgeous with almost every frame feeling like a painting.

    couldn't help but feel it was undercooked from linda's side especially as i *loved* her narration which carries a unique breeze of sincerity and innocence.

    β€œWasn't no harm in him. You'd give him a flower, he'd keep it forever.”

    goddamn.

    I also feel it was a little rushed in ending the tension with sam shepard, but ultimately the relationship between bill and abby is so heartfelt and well done and it is what makes the film so fucking good.

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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

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    I'd been delaying this for so long because it's always been so polarizing (which i totally see), and seemed to draw a lot of comparison to Kubrick's space odyssey which i really disliked (slash didn't get). but in some ways this is closer to Dekalog than it is to 2001 for me.

    a religious experience. almost like watching life from the afterlife. gives you that 'how the fuck did a human being make this?' feeling.

    one of the greatest cinematic achievement ever.

  • CODA

    CODA

    such a 'show cancelled by netflix after one season' vibe about this one lol

    surface level character work with a lot of cheese on top, but a GREAT family cast that is not only wonderful acting wise and has excellent chemistry together, but also looks the right dopey/adorable way which helps evoke the sympathy and emotion to cover up how filmsy their characters might be.

    emilia jones in particular is the real fucking deal. she is so endearing as ruby,…