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Favorite films

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Mirror

Recent activity

  • Ambulance


  • Peppermint Candy


  • Air


  • Tootsie


Pinned reviews

  • Nomadland



    Placeless people contrasted by vast open space, "Nomadland"'s harsh portrayal of capitalistic steamrolling grabs the viewer by their heartstrings. But preying on empathy can only take you so far; you need to back that up with substance. The film feels sparse, shots tied together by the faint thread of linear narrative. Shot and edited in a documentary-esque style, Zhao tells the audience very little, instead showing passage of time through movement and simplistic motifs like a New Years celebration or…

  • Bacurau



    “Bacurau,” written and directed by Brazilian filmmakers Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, is no doubt a political effort, following the path set by Mendonça Filho’s previous works such as “Aquarius” and “Neighbouring Sounds.”

    With the election of current president Jair Bolsonaro, the political atmosphere in Brazil has become less supportive of art as a means of boosting the economy, something that often leads to the death of film industries in other countries. In “Bacurau,” Kleber Mendonça and Dornelles tackle…

Recent reviews

  • Air



    My dad would eat this up

  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    The Human Condition I: No Greater Love


    Fun fact: this “part 1” is actually two parts, so it’s really two movies, each less than two hours long. Very worth watching.

Popular reviews

  • Gran Torino

    Gran Torino


    Super ironic and very fitting for Eastwood that this supposedly anti-racist movie is, in fact, incredibly racist.

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue


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