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Favourite Films

116 films

The absolute cream of the crop. Loosely ranked.

  • 2046
  • 3-Iron
  • 5 Centimeters per Second
  • All About Lily Chou-Chou
  • And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool.

My ever-growing East Asian canon

199 films

It's no secret that East Asian cinema is by far my favourite. This particular portion of cinema is extremely personal…

  • All About Lily Chou-Chou
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Hanagatami
  • August in the Water
  • Like Grains of Sand

Flavours of Youth

148 films

This is a list of films which focus on the youth (and adolescents) and their experiences, although they may not…

  • Chungking Express
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Happy Together
  • Days of Being Wild
  • A Brighter Summer Day

Favourite Directors

100 films

The other absolute cream of the crop. Special mention to Hu Bo.

  • Only Yesterday
  • Spirited Away
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • From Up on Poppy Hill

Studio Ghibli

19 films

"Many of my movies have strong female leads- brave, self-sufficient girls that don't think twice about fighting for what they…

  • The United States of America
  • Nashville
  • Paris, Texas
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
  • American Honey

They've all come to look for America

47 films

These select few films depict a side of America that feels real, even though some of them aren't always grounded…

  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • Days of Heaven
  • Flowers of Shanghai
  • Hanagatami
  • Happy Together

The most... films I've seen

30 films

An idea shamelessly stolen from Albie Hay and Darren Carver-Balsiger. 1-5: most beautiful 6-10: most moving 11-15: most profound 16-20:

  • Stray Dog
  • Maborosi
  • Tokyo Sonata
  • Branded to Kill
  • Kikujiro

Japanuary 2022 🇯🇵

10 films

Asian cinema aficionado and one of my favourite people on this site, Ben, is back again with Japanuary! Check out…

  • The Happiness of the Katakuris
  • Bullet Ballet
  • Antiporno
  • Pulse
  • Ghost in the Shell

Japanuary 2021 🇯🇵

10 films

This is the first time I've participated in any Letterboxd challenge, and I couldn't have picked a better starting point.…