Smoothtacoman

Smoothtacoman

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M. Night Shyamalan woke me up from my dogmatic slumber

Favorite films

  • Silence
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Breezy
  • Cameraperson

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  • Diana: In Her Own Words

    ★★★★

  • King Lear

  • L'Eau de la Seine

  • The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

    ★½

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  • Images

    Images

    ★★★★

    When I was a child I used to have horrible nightmares every single night. And when I say every single night I truly mean every night. It would be a miracle if I didn't wake up in the middle of the night dripping in sweat and yelling for my mother's embrace. I can't say for certain but, I probably had an undiagnosed sleeping disorder or something.

    Who knows... I had a lot of things wrong with me when I was…

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★★★

    I hesitate to box this film into the romance genre even if it's tagged and marketed as one. The romance feels so secondary to me. Hiroshima Mon Amour is about so much more than just a relationship. Love and all of its convolution is merely a vehicle for Resnais and the screenwriter Duras to communicate ideas. Ideas ranging from: love, war, trauma, dissociation, and the sheer weight associated with merely being alive. HMA demands the audience to be reflective of…

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  • Helene Grimaud: Living with Wolves

    Helene Grimaud: Living with Wolves

    ★★★★½

    this is what the whole process has been working up towards: that the whole vast on-going phenomenon of Nature has been a development towards self-awareness; and therefore that the very raison d'etre of reality is achieved in creative art. This means that the creative artist is the very summit of existence, the embodiment of the reason why anything exists at all.

    I randomly came across this documentary on youtube and was really taken aback by it. I know jackshit about…

  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    ★★★★

    Clint’s use of time cannot be described as anything less than beautiful. These last few weeks I’ve been struggling to get emotionally invested in any of the movies I’ve watched - something about the urgency of it all, similar stories repackaged with a bowtie, the mentally taxing nature of the medium has just not sat well with me. But Clint’s Cry Macho doesn’t feel like a film at all, it's rather unengaging by cinematic standards. The whole “hide-and-seek from the…

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  • Fantastic Planet

    Fantastic Planet

    ★★★

    Weirdness ≠ Entertaining.

    Even with its surreal and beautiful art style I couldn't help but want more from Fantastic Planet, I actually thought it was rather tamed in its attempts at being "trippy". When style is the main source of attraction to a film, it either has to be so incredibly jaw dropping that the style in itself is the substance or in this case I think the film could have benefited from having a more fleshed out story, or…

  • Fever Pitch

    Fever Pitch

    There was a lot of turbulence on the plane when I was watching this, I really thought for a second I was going to die watching this shit movie lmao