I cannot pick four favourite films because there are just TOO MANY.
Don’t forget to select your favorite films!
"Fallen Leaves" is a classic show-don't-tell type of film that is equal parts pathos and humour - it's actually WAY funnier than many people in the theatre seemed to get. Some of the laughter comes from the acting, but a lot is found in the mise-en-scene if you pay attention (which is why it might be better to see it on a big screen). As a romance, this movie is uplifting, too, as two down-trodden people - and a little dog - find love in working class Helsinki.
A truly disturbing thriller, Red Rooms is about the damaging effects of "true crime" on ordinary people - both the victim's families and the hangers on.
The performances are captivating throughout, but the central one of Juliette Gariepy is spellbinding, utterly fascinating. I was reminded of the sociopathy of American Psycho and the dark side of tech in Olivier Assayas' Demonlover at the same time.
Red Rooms doesn't over-complicate things with conspiracy theories. It is clear, it is hard, and it is horrifying. Well worth a watch.
about half way through this austen adaptation, elizabeth and darcy meet under these huge roman columns, amidst the pouring rain, with the verdant rolling english countryside surrounding them, when darcy utterly blindsides elizabeth by - of all things - proposing! then they proceed to argue vociferously. elizabeth informs him that he's basically the last man on earth she would ever want to marry. and yet, before darcy storms off, they share such an erotically charged moment that it puts many…