Dylan Hastie

i’m a film addict, absolutely crazy about cinema- jean-luc godard
favourite: personal top 4 

Favorite films

  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
  • Satantango

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  • Wings of Desire

    ★★★★★

  • A History of Violence

    ★★★★½

  • Whatever Turns You On

  • Live Flesh

    ★★★★

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★★

    the lighthouse is one of my favourite films, so much so i have it tattooed on me, so knowing that eggers was directing a quite a larger scale film set in the viking era i was desperate to see it. 

    the northman exceeded my expectations and i got something so brilliantly crafted and perfectly detailed, having a film that seems like it is independent whilst showing of its long takes that just show how well eggers can direct action. 

    each…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    in may 2019, i wanted to get more into film, seeing a random poster of adam sandler that said punch-drunk love on it and wondering why it didn’t look like the other films he had made.

    after watching it i felt something new, a new interest, a new beginning. wanting to understand lighting because of the lenses flares, the way the camera did some amazing shots. 

    i just wanted to understand how he pta made it, then i went in a…

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  • Wings of Desire

    Wings of Desire

    ★★★★★

    seeing this on the big screen just brings so much wonder into life. 

    it just feeds me with the idea of filmmaking and how much it means to me, from the abstract looks to the insane attention to detail in the audio. it just captivates me. 

    the emotional core seems a but off but knowing the character can’t really express themselves gives it that sense of earn. 

    such as knowing what coffee tastes like, what a cigarette tastes like and what it’s like to lie. 

    the little things.

  • A History of Violence

    A History of Violence

    ★★★★½

    “how do you fuck that up?”

    going in i thought i wouldn’t be too surprised by it but literally when viggo said a line in a certain way it just clicked with me. 

    loved the pacing right from the start, the opening shot makes me love long takes and cronenberg’s close-ups are just something else, it’s the way the characters walk into them are just chefs kiss. 

    could see myself watching this quite a bit and i might look into the graphic novel as well.

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★½

    quite an oddball of a series it feels like there’s another story wanted to be told, but the inevitable outcome makes the stakes seem lacklustre. 

    i loved seeing ewan and hayden back but there wasn’t really any need for this. i found it really cool at times especially vader’s strength with the dark side, but we’ve had decades of seeing him as one of the best villains, so why is he so minuscule. 

    the progression of fan service kept me interested, but i’d rather just watch the original trilogy. better then i thought but not by much.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    It’s my favourite film to rewatch. Punch-Drunk Love is my favourite film but I try not to ruin it by watching it too much. This is just an enjoyable, entertaining and even relaxing film. 

    Maybe even my favourite Tarantino.