Kevin Kodama

Kevin Kodama

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - LOVE
⭐⭐⭐⭐ - GREAT
⭐⭐⭐ - GOOD
⭐⭐ - IT'S OK
⭐ - CRINGE

Favorite films

  • Frances Ha
  • Insiang
  • Short Term 12
  • Paterson

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  • Memories of Underdevelopment

    ★★★★½

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★

  • Band of Outsiders

    ★★★★

  • 8½

    ★★★★★

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  • Memories of Underdevelopment

    Memories of Underdevelopment

    Similar to Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave films of the 1960s, Memories of Underdevelopment, the 1968 drama directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, blends multiple genres and influences to comment on the (under)development of himself as a man and how this parallels (and contrasts) with the (under)development of Cuba. Firstly, there are many similarities between this film and the work of Godard and Francois Truffaut. Alea borrows many cinematic aspects from the pair of New Wave filmmakers, including still photography, voice over…

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★

    Jacques Demy's 1964 musical romance motion picture, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, exhibits excellent qualities in cinematography which aim to enhance the emotional narrative. The tactics Demy utilizes to achieve this effect vary on the type of scene being shot. In dialogue scenes set in one room, ie the umbrella shop, Aunt Elise's bedroom, etc, the camera gracefully floats and dances around the room in coordination with the actors and lighting. Specific lines are delivered in close-ups, while other shots are…

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  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    ★★★★½

    It may be easy to look down on a film like this, but I'm going to go one step further and look down on all those who look down on this film. Yes, I'm going to be THAT person who confidently declares, "You just didn't get it." The black and white? It's necessary! The drawn out dialogue and overwhelming arguments? It's necessary!! The oh-too-on-the-nose commentary on the movie industry?? It's necessary!!! Clearly this wasn't a film that wanted to be…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Would you rather be cat-called, or be a literal cat!?? Think about it...