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Why I Love East Asian Cinema

104 films

An ever-expanding list of noteworthy live action East Asian films that I both deeply appreciate and strongly recommend. (Includes documentaries.)

  • Death Proof
  • The Handmaiden
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • The Villainess
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

Fave movies in which girls/women win & it's fucking awesome

28 films

Please note that the list ranking is based on the specificity of how I personally judge the "winning" aspect of…

  • About Elly
  • About Time
  • Babyteeth
  • Belly
  • Better Days

Movies That I ADORE, Obsess Over, & Lay Awake at Night and Think About

45 films

This is a mix of my "personal favorite" movies (denoted with a "✨" in the note section) and movies that…

  • Quarantine
  • It Follows
  • Get Out
  • Suspiria
  • Train to Busan

Favorite Horror Films

15 films

My personal favorite horror films. (Check notes/reviews as to why.) This list/ranking may seem peculiar given popular views/reception. I have…

  • Death Proof
  • Sound of Metal
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • Seven Days

Personal Favorite Movie Endings, Ranked

16 films

Please note that this is an ever-expanding list that consists of personal favorite endings. It's about what experientially resonates with…

  • Wicked City
  • Ninja Scroll
  • Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
  • Golden Boy
  • Perfect Blue

Fave Anime

18 films

Currently ordered by release date, but will eventually rank them. (Not included is my current favorite anime shows: Kengan Ashura,…

  • Untamed Woman
  • Sophie's Choice
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Breaking the Waves
  • American Psycho

Personal favorite standout performances

37 films

See notes for specifics.

  • Fry Day
  • Coda
  • The Black Case
  • Blood Below the Skin
  • Diary of a Pregnant Woman

On My Criterion Grind

44 films

Arranged by viewing order.

  • About Elly
  • A Separation
  • The Past
  • The Salesman
  • Fireworks Wednesday

Asghar Farhadi films, ranked

6 films

Asghar Farhadi is perhaps my favorite filmmaker. There's something about his movies that are simply...enthralling. For me, nobody crafts more…