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Favorite films

  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Chinatown
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Rear Window

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  • Come and See

    ★★★★★

  • Past Lives

    ★★★★½

  • The Father

    ★★★★½

  • Amadeus

    ★★★★★

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★★★

    As expected, Scorsese delivers once again. His craft is as sharp as ever as he directs possibly the single most haunting, powerful and immersive film of his career. We’re transported off into the culturally rich world of the Osage Indians prior to a sudden onslaught of brutal, barbaric murders. The way the story is told, Marty gives us time to connect to the characters and make every scene that much more impactful. I’m struggling to think of a more sickening, exhausting experience I’ve had watching a film in the cinema. A total tour de force by one of the finest filmmakers of his time.

  • The Killer

    The Killer

    ★★★★

    The Killer is classic David Fincher. Here he crafts a smooth, sleek character thriller with a particular focus on procedure and execution. We’re given a unique insight into the psyche and lifestyle of a calculated contract killer, who has both nothing and everything to lose. There’s no doubting that this is one of Fincher’s more simple stories, but his meticulous direction alongside Fassbender’s reserved performance really elevates this to that elite level. I already cannot wait for his next film.

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  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    This one definitely lived up to the hype. Klimov’s masterpiece portrays horrors of war like no other. The imagery is brutal, the story is devastating and its impact on the viewer is unparalleled. It’s crazy to see first hand what humanity is capable of, and even more shocking to think we still see crimes of this nature occurring to this day (i.e in Palestine). I’d deem this essential viewing for every film fan. It’s an incredibly distressing and graphic watch, but it’s a piece of art that will sit with you forever and that will transform your perspective on life.

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives

    ★★★★½

    A delicate, touching story and easily one of the best releases of the year. I regret not seeing this when it was showing in the cinema but I’m glad to finally get around to it now. I loved the structure and just how genuine the story and performances are. It reminds me a lot of Before Sunset in terms of how it explores the ‘what if’ surrounding love and the nature of both time and distance. The direction by Celine Song is subtle, but excellent. The fact this is her directorial debut is so crazy to me, what a complete film full of heart and charm.

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★½

    This was fantastic. A frightening, gut-wrenching drama that served as a tougher watch than I had initially anticipated. The way the story is told with the scrambled narrative puts us in the shoes of our lead, portraying how dementia crumbles both your mind and your relationships. This even had me grappling with the idea of eventually growing old, not just for myself but also for others. Such a scary but authentic story that will stick with me for a while. Hopkins deserves every bit of praise he gets for this role, such a terrific performance.

  • Amadeus

    Amadeus

    ★★★★★

    To say that I was blown away by the mastery of this would be an understatement. The level of storytelling Forman provides here is incredible, detailing two giants of the classical music period and their ensuing rivalry. I have little to no idea about anything relating to classical music, but right from the first scene I was hooked. The film perfectly conveys the rivalry in a way where we witness the lengths people will go to for revenge, and how having that drive to be the best can turn you crazy. From both a technical and storytelling perspective, this is a practically flawless film.