• Elevator to the Gallows

    Elevator to the Gallows

    I mean what more could you want from a movie?

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    That feeling of getting your heart ripped out of your chest 👌👌

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    So mad at myself for not seeing it sooner! It doesn't get much better than this tbh.

  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★★

    Still can't believe this is an actual, real movie that exists, the way it operates on so many different levels so successfully is insane, I just want to live in its puzzles forever.

  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped

    ★★★★★

    A precise machine of a movie designed to keep you tense literally from its opening shot all the way until the end. Amazing stuff.

  • Rififi

    Rififi

    The ONLY heist sequence, everyone else go home

  • Diabolique

    Diabolique

    ★★★★

    Clouzot is slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite directors.

    Diabolique is crazy smart and expertly crafts tension every step of the way. It's insane how effective this movie is in putting the viewer on edge, really hasn't aged a day.

    Comparisons to Hitchcock are inevitable but I'll just say this: if Hitch had made this it probably wouldn't have been as good.

  • Rebel Without a Cause

    Rebel Without a Cause

    ★★★½

    This is so gay I love it

  • Journey to Italy

    Journey to Italy

    ★★★★½

    What I appreciate so much about this is how subtle it is (bar the ending, by which point the 'bluntness' of the emotion is completely justified). I've struggled with Rossellini in the past for his lack of restraint, but here he just gets it so right.

    A torrent of deep turbulent emotion boiling just beneath the surface. Rarely have I seen such a great example of internal conflict exteriorized through setting and the cherry on top is Ingrid Bergman reacting to all of it. Just *chef's kiss*.

    This is my kind of movie.

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    The way this has influenced SO MUCH of media is insane. Not that I'm saying anything new, it's just that I didn't know how true that was until now. But even if I've seen this story play out before, there's something so monumental about this film that it still feels untouchable. Great stuff.

  • The Life of Oharu

    The Life of Oharu

    ★★★½

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  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★

    There was a lot in Ikiru that I really enjoyed, but ultimately it's too blunt in its delivery for me to fully engage with it.

    And I really wanted to :(