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  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Rear Window

Beloved Performances

80 films

An occasionally updated compilation of my favorite film performances, by people of all ages, genders and nationalities. In chronological order.…

  • Titane
  • Beginning
  • Licorice Pizza
  • The Power of the Dog
  • The Father

2021 | Year in Review

25 films

The best 25 films I watched for the first time in 2021. More stats here.

  • Titane
  • The Ascent
  • Beginning
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Petite Maman

Women Directors 2021 Challenge

49 films

My 2020 Women Directors Challenge was a success, so in an effort to continue with the trend of gender equality…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • First Cow
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • Girlfriends
  • A New Leaf

Women Directors 2020 Challenge

110 films

In 2019, out of the 198 films I watched, only 39 were directed by women. That's 20%.

In an effort…

  • The Tree of Life
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Paris, Texas
  • The Leopard
  • The Cranes Are Flying

Palme D'Or Ranked

37 films

Out of the 70+ winners of the Cannes Film Festival (whether the prize was called Palme D'Or or Grand Prix)…

  • Four Roads
  • Bestia
  • The Massacre of Anroechte
  • Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall
  • Farrucas

Curtas Vila do Conde 2021

28 films

International Competition ranked. Also watched O Teu Nome É (2021) by Paulo Patrício.

  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Pickpocket
  • Where Is My Friend's House?
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles


27 films

Highly subjective selection of films that I consider minimalist. To me, minimalist filmmaking means there is no complicated plot, no…

  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • First Cow
  • Safe
  • Girlfriends

2020 | Year in Review

40 films

The best 40 films I watched for the first time in 2020. More stats here.

  • Love and Death
  • Emma
  • The Draughtsman's Contract
  • The Twelve Chairs
  • Tom Jones

Historical & Period Comedies

38 films

Satire and history are an awesome mix. I love period comedies and find them particularly entertaining and provoking. Unfortunately, they're…

  • Nomadland
  • The Human Voice

Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival '20

2 films

Only two movies because, you know, covid.

  • Amour
  • if....
  • The Master
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
  • You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival ’12

6 films

Found an old movie journal where I wrote down the movies I watched back in 2012.

  • The House Is Black
  • Song of Love
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Pas de Deux
  • The Heart of the World

Beloved Short Films

20 films

Although my experience watching short films has been quite limited, in my cinematic journey I've discovered some great gems in…