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Favorite films

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Tampopo
  • Amour

Recent activity

  • Se7en


  • The Truman Show


  • Nineteen Eighty-Four


  • Ratcatcher


Recent reviews

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters


    Empathy for the nationalist. A showcase in how one's turmoiled life faced with oppression often leads to wrong and dangerous expressions. Schrader is careful in demonstrating just how misguided and broken Yukio Mishima was, ultimately painting a beautiful bright picture composed out of darkness. Philip Glass too is a major contributor here as his repetitive melancholic score elevates the film to such a level of relatable catharsis.

    Mishima, in those final moments, fought something very real while he stood up…

  • Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

    Scott Pilgrim Takes Off


    Never seen an adaptation so unfaithful and deeply directly critical of the adaptation that came before it but I'm all for it. An adaptation about adaptations, only this time they REALLY care about the characters. It'd likely be wise to check out Adaptation after this...

Popular reviews

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell


    Watched this while winning mahjong

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense


    By far the most fun I have ever had in a theater. No matter how many times I watch this film, and no matter how I watch it, it is infinitely infectious. When someone yawns, it makes you yawn. When someone laughs, it makes you laugh. Talking Heads demonstrates that not only fun, but passion, and even joy itself is just as if not more infectious. Good fucking music (and an array of silly dances) will do that.