RafiOjaghi has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2022.

  • The Celebration

    The Celebration

    ★★★★★

    I don't know what it is, but this is one of many movies I have watched where on first watch I simply thought it was decent then when watched again I was mind blown to a point where I'd consider it a perfect masterpiece and a favorite of mine. The Celebration was one of these movies.

    I have to mention the whole idea of the Dogme 95 manifesto, I think it may be something that limited my love for the…

  • Elephant

    Elephant

    ★★★★★

    The first time I watched Elephant, I didn't like it. At the time I didn't like any of Gus Van Sant's movies except from Good Will Hunting, and I didn't even like My Own Private Idaho much. My Own Private Idaho now is a top 20 favorite movie of all time for me.

    A huge difference in how I perceive these movies, specifically in the case of Elephant, is that visual cinema is what I love the most, and I…

  • Woman in the Dunes

    Woman in the Dunes

    ★★★★★

    Woman in the Dunes is so ahead of its time, it really blew me away on second watch, I'm surprised I didn't love it so much the first time. The movie feels so familiar, I wouldn't be surprised if it influenced movies such as Persona and The Lighthouse.

    The way this movie is directed and shot is unbelievable, it feels so claustrophobic and precise, all the close ups of the insects and grains of sand stuck to the character's sweaty…