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  • Claire's Camera

    Claire's Camera

    The 5th film by Hong Sang-soo that I've watched. 2017 was definitely HIS year, with 3 great films released in just a single year including this one. Knowing Hong Sang-soo, I already knew what to expect coming into this film. It is very minimalist, just focusing on conversations between people struggling with love. This is usually the formula of Hong Sang-soo, but in Claire's Camera, a distinct element is added. This distinction comes in the form of Isabelle Huppert's character,…

  • Araby


    Never did I expect this is to be the best film from 2017 that I've seen so far, much less did I expect it to make it into my top 3 favorite films ever. I thought the film would just be some sort of mundane retelling of the life of a dead person, but it's so much more than that. While the film is about the character Cristiano, it makes the decision to start off the first 20 minutes with…

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  • Get Out

    Get Out


    I've been wanting to watch this for a while now because almost everyone has been raving about it, but now that I've gone and done that, I can't help but feel that this film is overrated. The film's merits lie in the fact that it's a modern manifesto against racism and acts as a quasi-satire about racial politics. The technicalities and comedy (Chris' friend Rod is especially funny) also serve to uplift this film. Beyond that, however, it's not even…

  • The Man Who Sleeps

    The Man Who Sleeps


    You don’t need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, simply wait. Don’t even wait. Be quite still and solitary.

    - Franz Kafka

    You'd think that with no plot or character development, or rather; a weak narrative structure and a poorly delineated character; that The Man Who Sleeps wouldn't be such a good film. The original source; the 1967 novel by Georges Perec didn't even cause much of a stir and neither did…