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I am actively working my way through a number of notable film lists, including the 1001 Movies To See Before You Die list.

Favorite films

  • Ulysses' Gaze
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Annie Hall

Recent activity

  • Nobody's Business


  • Microcosmos


  • Paisan


  • My Voyage to Italy


Recent reviews

  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

    Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom


    This was a blistering documentary that offers a patriotic call to arms.

    Evgeny Afineevsky's Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom is a 2015 documentary that provides an electrifying account of the 2013-2014 Ukrainian revolution.

    The film captures the determination and bravery of the protesters in Kyiv's Maidan Nezalezhnosti as they stood against government corruption and Russian influence.

    Afineevsky's direction brings viewers to the heart of the revolution, offering an up-close and personal look at the events that unfolded.


  • The Cloud-Capped Star

    The Cloud-Capped Star


    Ritwik Ghatak's The Cloud-Capped Star is a Bengali film that is as haunting as it is beautiful. The story revolves around a young woman's sacrifices for her family against the backdrop of the partition of Bengal.

    Ghatak's film is a poignant exploration of familial duty, unrequited love, and the pain of self-denial. The cinematography is striking, capturing the emotional intensity and the stark realities of the characters' lives.

    Ghatak's direction is both lyrical and raw, creating a narrative that resonates…

Popular reviews

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    This is a film that you watch and say, “Oh okay, this is what film can be.”

    If I told you it’s a 2 and a half hour film whose action takes place almost entirely in a tax office, it wouldn’t exactly sell it…but, as you’ve seen from the trailer, this film takes place ‘everywhere.’

    It’s one of the most visually stunning films you will have ever seen. And it’s emotive story of a disconnected family is moving, whilst the…

  • Nope



    At times I felt like I was watching a random David Lynch film I’d somehow missed watching before.

    At other times, I felt like I was watching episode 8 of a TV series I hadn’t watched all the previous episodes.

    It took me about 20 mins to get into it, but it took off (pardon the pun!) about 30 mins in for me.