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Favorite films

  • My Dinner with Andre
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Meantime

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  • Blow Out

    ★★★★

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★½

  • Memories of Underdevelopment

    ★★★★

  • Closely Watched Trains

    ★★★★

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  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★

    this was one of the first film i’ve seen in a while where i’ve felt like i’ve really been watching something NEW. 

    there was just such a great feeling to the whole thing, with such an assurance in the crafting of it. 

    ….

    i’d first like to propose this idea of how a state that considers itself ‘free’, yet attempts to attain every last part of you down to the smallest details can manifest this terrible sense of paranoia, one…

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★½

    after watching Irreversible i developed an irrational apprehension over leaving my house, this film has given me that exact same feeling. 

    okay… so i’m not quite sure how the subject matter of this film fits into the plot, or rather, i believe the plot is too unnecessarily outrageous and takes away from the subject at the core of the film. it wasn’t enjoyable, it was interesting. i think im just going to lay out, perhaps, how some of these fascist…

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  • Memories of Underdevelopment

    Memories of Underdevelopment

    ★★★★

    this was definitely one of the most interesting and intriguing films i’ve seen of late. 

    yes, it was clearly influenced heavily by European cinema of its era, but there is just something so unique to it. 

    perhaps it’s just a real sense of purpose. 

    ….

    what must it be like to live in a world where you become afraid of all that is around you, but also fall into such a state of hatred and complacency that you don’t realise…

  • Reflections in a Golden Eye

    Reflections in a Golden Eye

    ★★★½

    firstly, thank you to Jim, who’s great review actually revealed this film to me.

    and now into the review itself:

    i honestly wonder if Brando’s inspiration for this character came from Truman Capote. it began to seem like that after a short film, as he fell more into a strange stereotype of what he wished to be. 

    overall this was an alright film, it had its - many - flaws, but there was definitely a message that, if stuck with, can…