Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Roma
  • Blade Runner

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  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    ★★★★½

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★

  • Detective Story

    ★★★★½

  • His Girl Friday

    ★★★★½

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  • Scenes from a Marriage

    Scenes from a Marriage

    ★★★★½

    Must-See (Top 4-6 of the year quality) 
      
    True to its title, Scenes from a Marriage never sways from its tight focus on six isolated episodes of Johan and Marianne’s married life, using each to piece together a collage of a fragmenting relationship. The couple often speak of other people who are important to them, including their unseen children and extramarital lovers. Yet the only ones who ever take up a substantial amount of screen time are those who act…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    Must-See (Top 4-6 of the year quality)

    The medieval kingdom of The Green Knight is built on fragile foundations of ego and pretence, with even its royal crowns radiating outwards like metallic imitations of iconographic halos. The sombre spirituality which can be found within these castle walls is not a bright beacon of faith, but is rather represented as a dark, deathly decay, pierced only by light pouring down from above like heavenly blessings. This is but a small taste…

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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★

    About as good as Marvel can get without pushing the envelope in some artistic way. A decent sense of humour is the main thing here, as well as its playing off of coming-of-age conventions, although it does feel at times the quality of these films can be assessed in how much these positive aspects outweigh the inevitable third act problems - and Homecoming just doesn’t have the same ambitions as greater instalments in this franchise.

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★

    Highly Recommend (Top 10 of the year quality)

    There is a version of After Hours which might play out more as a straight farce or screwball comedy, as we follow corporate yuppie Paul Hackett along a twisted journey through a bad night that only keeps getting worse. He has two simple objectives in mind: get home, and, if he can find the time for it, get laid. He wanders through the apartments, clubs, and streets of New York, ingratiating himself…

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  • M

    M

    ★★★★★

    Masterpiece (Top 1-3 of the year quality)

    Even apart from its colossal influence on police procedurals and crime movies, M is an incredible achievement of narrative, lighting, and mise-en-scene. It may be somewhat surprising to our modern sensibilities that it was such a controversial film upon its release. It isn't its bluntness that makes it such a provocative film though, but rather its masterful use of subtext and signifiers to understand the mind of a reprehensible child killer. From the…

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    ★★★★★

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

    Terry Gilliam’s construction of a futuristic Britain is visually daunting, but Brazil never shies away from the dark comedy of a government desperately out of touch with reality.

    Read the rest of this review at Scene By Green.