Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Carrie
  • The Blair Witch Project

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  • Room at the Top

  • Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

  • Mr. Bean's Holiday

    ★½

  • Bean

    ★★★½

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  • Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

    Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My favorite part in Be My Cat is by far the ending. I remember telling Alexandra Stroe to convince my character during impro that his true mission is not making a film with Anne, but being with her, personally. To make my character realize that he's actually in love with Anne. And she did such a great job. Including the final word - "love" - as I wanted to unexpectedly end a dark, violent and twisted movie with a very pure feeling: love.

    I always get especially happy when people appreciate this ending, deliberately in high contrast with the rest of the film.

  • Mr. Bean's Holiday

    Mr. Bean's Holiday

    ★½

    As a huge fan of Mr. Bean, my problem with this movie is somewhat similar to Stephen King's problem with Kubrick's The Shining:

    It's an art film which has little to do with the spirit of Mr. Bean. The style takes over the substance, and in a movie featuring Bean, everything else should be a vehicle for Bean, otherwise it doesn't work.

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  • Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

    Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

    I'm (mis)using this review feature to let you know that Be My Cat is now available worldwide on DVD (limited edition featuring a gory rendition of Anne Hathaway on the cover) and for free on YouTube & Tubi!

    Later edit: And here you have all the production insights for Be My Cat, as listed on the official site & IMDb, since Letterboxd doesn't have a trivia section:

    - Be My Cat: A Film for Anne is Adrian Țofei‘s first film and Romania’s…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Brilliant lesson on the magic of film and acting in the theatre scene! The man on stage clearly explains in the beginning of the show that everything is fake. He introduces a guy singing at a trumpet, but then the guy stops singing, yet the song continues. You understand it was not him singing.

    In spite of this, right afterwards you get fully dragged into believing the woman on stage. Her singing shakes you to the core. But then you…