Favorite films

  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Dead Man
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Princess Mononoke

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  • Respect

    ★★½

  • Loki

    ★★★★

  • Free Guy

    ★★★

  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    ★★★★★

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  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    ★★★★★

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

    I really loved this film. The 80s aesthetics, the melodramatic plot lines, the completely serious yet utterly ridiculous characters. Carmen Maura as Pepa, acting in complete control while “on the verge of a nervous breakdown”, her character always looked to to take charge in more and more over the top and stress inducing events. Not to mention the women on the sidelines, Lucia who wants revenge for a life wasted, Candela who was betrayed and is on the run, and…

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    ★★★★★

    A stunning vision of madness, conquistadors plunging into a vast jungle they don’t belong in to find a city of gold that doesn’t exist. As they move down the river, they are confronted by harsh conditions, the natives, sickness, starvation, and worst of all the egomaniac intent on pushing them till their own destruction, Aguirre, the wrath of god. Brilliantly played by Klaud Kinski, Aguirre is subtly menacing, watching over those he views as lesser with hatred and anger in…

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  • Respect

    Respect

    ★★½

    Remember when the whole world bonded together and said, ‘we know what what we need to make us feel better about the continuing global pandemic, more biopics of classic musical artists!’ You don’t remember? Me neither. This was pretty terrible, a less than average biopic about a fantastic woman. It was formulaic, lacked originality or warmth, any good lighting or cinematography was ruined by a cold, shitty blue filter that stayed throughout the film. The scenes transitioned from one to…

  • Loki

    Loki

    ★★★★

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  • 8½

    ★★★★★

    A couple months ago I was slowly working my way through the Fellini criterion box set. I’d skipped Il Bidone for unknown reasons and meant to just continue on, but then I reached 8 1/2. I couldn’t bring myself to watch it, with its universal acclaim and god like status among film lovers, I didn’t want to be let down by a director who has grown to be one of my favorites, and so kept pushing off watching his so…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    I showed this to my sister and she immediately bought a poster for her room. Fuck yeah