Favorite films

  • Watchmen
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • Love Exposure

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  • The Devil, Probably

    ★★★★

  • Persona

    ★★★★½

  • Harakiri

    ★★★★

  • Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★

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  • The Devil, Probably

    The Devil, Probably

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I think “The Devil, Probably” positions itself as a typical expose of nihilism but it finds its value by recognizing how simple of an idea that is and going beyond it. We know how the movie is going to end right away, so clearly the focus of the movie will be why. 

    A friend reads off a list of horrible sacrifices of life for money. A man beats a baby seal to death for money, you hear it Yelp out,…

  • Persona

    Persona

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I loved this movie. I thought it made excellent use of visual symbolism, the use of space and pacing was some of the best I’ve ever seen, and the acting was very well tailored to the type of story it is. 

    I think the idea of “persona” as an abstract concept rather than a concrete form of identity was extremely interesting. The way they blend together and the blurred lines of who or what is real worked super well. I…

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood explores the mentality of the ambitious American businessman archetype, but through the best acting performance ever from Daniel Day Lewis and an exceptional story this idea is elevated to its height in the world of film. Our central character is caught between two major conflicts as we unravel the nature of human greed as the movie tries not to touch God as many works of art do, but to become God. Daniel vs his son represents…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I was very excited to watch this movie, it had been consistently highly-recommended to me by everyone and I knew it was the same creator as La La Land, one of my favorite movies. After finishing, I immediately saw that this and La La Land work in tandem to fully express the detail in our core concept of ambition that dominates the entirety of each. La La Land focuses on the interpersonal conflict and sacrifice of greatness while Whiplash focuses…