Ayeen Forootan

Ayeen Forootan

Favorite films

  • Fallen Leaves
  • The Holdovers
  • The Killer
  • The Zone of Interest

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  • About Dry Grasses

  • Priscilla

    ★½

  • The Sweet East

    ★★★★

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★½

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  • About Dry Grasses

    About Dry Grasses

    Just a 197-minute reminder that such arid and antiquated “arthouse” snoozefests still exist in the year of 2023 and that it’s been a long time since Ceylan’s hibernation in his bubble of complacency and verbiage.

  • Priscilla

    Priscilla

    ★½

    Sofia Coppola’s Barbie (oops, sorry, Priscilla!) is such a graceless effort — especially for a biopic movie mainly set in Graceland — that Cailee Spaeny’s admirably poised presence alone can never save it. And by the way, casting Jacob Elordi as Elvis? Remember that Friends episode where Joey hires Carl as his “identical” twin? Now, I believe you got the joke.

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  • I Was at Home, But...

    I Was at Home, But...

    ★★★★

    Think about one of those Ingmar Bergman's hysterical female characters as if caught in an Ozu-ian family comedy-drama, directed by Straub and Huillet occasionally paying an homage to Bresson! Then, you may get a quick glimpse of what Schanelec is doing with I Was at Home, But... in her very own non-conformist refined style.

  • Malmkrog

    Malmkrog

    ★★★★½

    This is not just one of the best films of the year but already one of the best of the new decade. A pure work on rhetorics of mise-en-scène, and rhetorical mise-en-scène.