Favorite films

  • Before Midnight
  • Drive My Car
  • Lost in Translation
  • Persona

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  • Up

    ★★★★½

  • Big Fish

    ★★★★

  • The Devil Wears Prada

    ★★★½

  • Shiva Baby

    ★★★½

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    “It can be cruel, poetic or blind, but when it’s denied, it’s your violence you may find.”

    Batman has been a long time favourite superhero of mine, but recently, every iteration has felt like every other superhero movie that attempts to replicate the success of the MCU, ultimately presenting a product that felt ridiculously surreal.

    The Batman, sheds a new light on how the character can be depicted. Pattinson’s Batman is by far and away one of the first Batmen…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

    “And when our last hour comes, we’ll go quietly”

    This film is one of the few whose narrative captivates an audience more so than any other elements possibly could.

    Hamaguchi opens the film with a story within itself, one that lasts throughout the entirety of the feature and unfolds sporadically at times where one may least expect it.

    As a fan of cinematography, I’d be remiss to not applaud the framing of each shot. That bright red Saab stands out…

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    “Deliver my soul from the sword. My love from the power of the dog.”

    Westerns will often receive a special kind of attention on my part. As one of my favourite genres, they are usually great or not so, this one most obviously being of the former type. 

    The opening shots that Ari Wegner infuses at the beginning of the film, create a rich setting in which the mundane drama of this dysfunctional 20th century brotherhood to ensue. The shots…

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    “There’s darkness ‘til the robins come.”

    Dark indeed. Allegorical narratives are usually developed for audiences to derive meaning for themselves, however this piece can be read both literally and metaphorically. Lynch’s versatility hooks you in regardless of the perspective you take.

    Blue Velvet’s political representations of Reagan era socio-historical milieu that somewhat resembles America’s current era, develops seamlessly. Having Frank as the figurative patriot and the women in the film represent social culture in its entirety, leaves a jaw-dropping smack…