• No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    I've recently rewatched No Country For Old Men and I found myself enjoying and appreciating it even more than first time, which is something that rarely happens to me, I'm usually bored when I rewatch most films. What an incredible piece of both art and entertainment!

    I usually don't like slow-paced artsy films, but this one, damn, this one manages to keep the tension and the meaningfulness in almost every single shot! The Coen brothers' masterpiece in my opinion and…

  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11

    The most technically-accomplished documentary I've ever seen, they made the 50 years old archive footage look like new, making us feel as if we're witnessing present events. Incredible!

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    I was expecting a dose of superficial entertainment, but this was unexpectedly good. Within the confinements of the genre, of course, you'll need to suspend your disbelief here and there.

    P.S. It's still entertainment, don't expect high art, but good entertainment nonetheless and quite dark, with paradoxical character and good gothic imagery, almost horror in some scenes.

  • Grizzly Man

    Grizzly Man

    One of the greatest documentaries ever made and Werner Herzog's best movie I've seen so far (his Aguirre was not my cup of tea). I won't go into all the poetic cinematic beauty which has been covered by tons of critics, I'll talk instead about two less discussed elements which had an impact on me.

    One is the scene when Herzog interviews a guy right on the spot where the body had been found. There are flies all around making…

  • Sightseers

    Sightseers

    What a crazy movie! One of the most realistic depictions of psychopathy on film that I've ever seen. And such realistic and even touchy expressions of love, you get to care for what they share in spite of their actions. The best Bonnie & Clyde type of movie I've seen so far, second only to Bonnie and Clyde. And so British!

  • Thirst

    Thirst

    So interesting and different from the Western approach on horror and drama on multiple levels! I gotta watch more Asian films, it opened my thirst!

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    I wasn’t really scared by the original Candyman as a child, more like impressed, but I did use it to scare another kid (same age) from the neighbors.

    I remember telling him the story as if it’s a real thing I saw in a documentary on Discovery channel, and holding a bicycle mirror in my hand, threatening to pronounce “Candyman” 5 times. Poor boy was terrified when I was getting close to the 5th, trying to either run away or…

  • Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    I liked the beginning of Midnight Mass much more than the beginning of The Haunting of Hill House, but I disliked the ending more than I disliked the ending of Hill House. The series kinda lost me after the big reveal, I enjoyed it more as a psychological mystery drama in the first half. I also missed the creative and technical ambitions in episode 6 of Hill House.

    And I think I'd love to see a non-horror drama from Mike…

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    I wish I watched it as a child first when it came out in theaters, it might have been a very different experience from the one I had years later watching it on TV.

    I remember seeing posters around the city when I was about 8 years old and wanting to see the movie, but my mom just lost her mother around that time and was dealing with lots of economical hardship in post-revolutionary Romania, so taking me to Jurassic Park was not a priority. I wish things happened differently...

  • Memories of My Childhood

    Memories of My Childhood

    The first movie I’ve ever seen in a theater. I was about 8 years old when our school teacher took us to watch this adaptation of a children’s book. 

    I hated it, probably the only film I still hate for ruining my first movie theater experience, and I’m also a bit angry at our teacher for taking us to a film which has no redeeming qualities whatsoever that could entertain a little child. And a bit upset on my mom as well for not taking me to see Jurassic Park a year before, which would’ve been a totally different experience most probably.

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane kinda disappointed me, not because it's a bad movie (it's a good one), but because it's not the masterpiece I expected, and in my view not the greatest film ever made as so many critics and filmmakers seem to agree.

  • Backcountry

    Backcountry

    The most vicious, realistic and painful to watch animal attack scene I've ever seen in a movie.