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Favorite films

  • Orpheus
  • Amadeus
  • 3-Iron
  • Man with a Movie Camera

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  • I Am Cuba

    ★★★★★

  • Don't Look Now

    ★★★

  • Manila in the Claws of Light

    ★★★

  • Chinatown

    ★★★★

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  • Rendezvous

    Rendezvous

    ★★½

    Real life Grand Theft Auto driving in the streets of Paris. 

    Reckless exploits. Pure adrenaline. Living vicariously. 

  • The Merchant of Venice

    The Merchant of Venice

    ★★

    The Merchant of Venice a film based on Shakespeare’s famous 16th-century play with the same name. It shows the bonds of love, friendship, and finance, deeply rooted with complexity in conflicts of religious standing, moral principles, and the justice system.

    Al Pacino gave an exceptional performance as Shylock a character of sympathy and consistent principle with one who stays true to his words, however contemptible they may be. Albeit his performance is commendable, his fellow actors in my opinion failed…

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    “He remembers those vanished years. As though looking through a dusty window pane, the past is something he could see, but not touch. And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.”

    In The Mood for Love is a quintessential film conveying the well known notion, movies/films contemplate art. Its beauty resonates within and is beyond words. 

    The main purpose of this post is not a review but serves as an appreciation recognizing the work of a masterful director, Wong Kar-Wai. …

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★½

    1975’ Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a classic, brit comical, trippy, humorous and fun ride with the following present: 

    Best medieval misadventure adventure 

    Best side quest mission 

    Best one man siege

    Best opening siege

    Best final siege

    Best king

    Best knights

    Best kNIghts 

    Best oppressed peasant dialogue 

    Best disguised squires 

    Best guards

    Best rocket scientist/magician/prophet/wizard

    Best collection of tales 

    Best use of horses

    Best grenade 

    Best white rabbit 

    Best final boss

    Best collection of almost dead bodies

    Best most…