ekin

if you see me watch like 5 movies in a day mind your own business I'm probably going through something

Favorite films

  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Ritual
  • All About Lily Chou-Chou
  • The Devils

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  • Bullet Train

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

  • Prey

  • Resurrection

    ★★

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  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★★

    i had a dream the other night and i don't have many dreams, in which i rewatched an elephant sitting still and my reaction was that it didn't affect me as much as it did the first time i saw it. i thought this was a shame but concluded that the movie just wasn't as amazing as i made it out to be. naturally, given how uncommon it is for me to dream of an entire movie i had to…

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★★

    all the things that used to be inside of me… now they are all outside. i can see all the things inside you. but the inside of me… is empty.

    you are next to a guy in the dry cleaners, waiting for your turn. the storekeeper goes inside for a split second to get the other guy's clothes, he starts muttering something under his breath. he is jittery, unstable. what is he talking about? who is he talking about? is…

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  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    almost everyone in this movie is insufferable but joey king and brad pitt really make it their mission so that i won't enjoy even one second of it oh my god. a movie with lemon & tangerine would have been fun to watch as they are the only characters/actors that are doing something (anything at all) with the script they were given. i also did not laugh or smile once watching this and i'm scared to check the genre because i'm…

  • Decision to Leave

    Decision to Leave

    ★★★★½

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

    saying i love you is overrated, if you don't tell me to "throw it deeper into the sea" i won't believe you... the last 30 minutes were breathtaking and i had goosebumps all over my body. this is wonderfully directed and the visuals are beautiful but what else do you expect from chan-wook, really? however this is also one of his tamest movies, and it strangely almost doesn't feel like a chan-wook movie, that is until you hear the soundtrack and see how the scenes are cut... i'm probably going to rewatch this soon and write something more coherent about it.

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  • Mustang

    Mustang

    it is so weird to me to see that people liked it so much. i think the director (despite being turkish) is as unfamiliar to turkish culture as her actors/actresses and the people who are praising the movie so highly here are. this really comes off as orientalist in a way that really, really annoyed me. this is a movie that is trying to appeal to western audiences and it succeeds at that. weirdly, as a turkish woman who has…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    after seeing countless of white people lose their minds on tiktok over poc raising great arguments on why this movie made them uncomfortable, i had this rising suspicion that it most likely straight-up sucks and i was not wrong! letterboxd's most loved (and whitest) reviewers who are very stingy when it comes to east asian cinema are also loving this which does not surprise me. some of the reviews are surprising as they list every single thing that's wrong with…