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Favorite films

  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Possession
  • Halloween II

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  • Lawrence of Arabia

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  • Dune

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  • The Unbelievable Truth

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  • Casino

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  • Asako I & II

    Asako I & II

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    Idealizing the past, yearning for what could've been if things went how we wish they did, will keep us stuck in a vicious cycle. One clouding us from how bright the future can be, preventing us from truly embracing and opening our hearts to the present. As long as we're still treading the alluring waters of fairytales in the back of our mind, it's impossible to enjoy the waves of genuine care and love awaiting to wash over us in the here now.

  • Green Snake

    Green Snake

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    "let yourself fall into the mist.
    let all your passion out
    in this neverending spring rain"

    a magical journey in spellbinding colours with an enchanting atmosphere created by a combination of stunning set design & an ethereal score. displays of transfixing kineticism, seamlessly floating in appearance & deeply impactful in feeling; the powers of transformation conveyed through painterly expressionism.

    a quest for a place in the world, acceptance in assimilation and struggle for liberation; existence & identity misunderstood and vilified; the novelty of…

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  • Dune

    Dune

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    despite the warm presence of the desert, villeneuve & crew manage to craft something cold & calculated. for something that aims for epic heights, its editing leaves barely any time to rest and contemplate, let alone inspire awe through its vistas. the accompanying score registers as a collection of sound clichΓ©s -- in line with choices made in adapting its orientalist source. last but not least, it doesn't help that it ends right when it approaches tangible stakes and instills life in its tepid proceedings.

  • The Unbelievable Truth

    The Unbelievable Truth

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    'everything in life is just deals. you can't get anything for nothing. you can't have faith in people. people are only as good as the deals they make and keep.'

    dreamy, absurdist search for truth & rejection of transactional relationships

    'i want to see the world. i can't have faith in what i can't see.'

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

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    The bioessentialist question 'How come we never talk about women's pleasure or problems? If men had periods we'd hear about them all the time" posed early into its runtime followed up with a conversation about 'mansplaining and womensplaining' should've alarmed me to how surface level the film's politics are. They don't remain the only instances as the film is ripe with shoe-horned references to the #MeToo movement that don't address any of the movements' concerns in the serious matter it…

  • May December

    May December

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    oh dear. this marks the very first time the credits rolled on haynes' work and i feel like... there's nothing to left to chew on? as well-composed and acted as it is, the film skirts on the surface and (un)knowingly circles the void without ever really probing the darkness within - save for two brief scenes. overall much more interested in playing up the dramatics & displaying acting chops than it is digging into the violence and abuse that maintains the…