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favs = my most recent 4.5+ films

Favorite films

  • Gang of Four
  • Up, Down, Fragile
  • In the City of Sylvia
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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  • Beyond the Hills

    ★★★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★½

  • Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey

    ★★★½

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    ★★½

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★½

    "Everything we feel, we have to put into words. Sometimes I just want to feel things."

    It's hard to accept that we're in for a journey of the unknown. We do our best to figure out our identity and what makes us who we are. we follow ambitions, lusts and desires, seek love and care, hurt, get hurt, cross paths with others doing the same, some leave no mark, others remain forever part of our journey whether present or not.…

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★★

    A masterful cinematic achievement, lead by one of the greatest acting performances I've ever seen.

    Manchester by the Sea doesn't feel like a movie with actors, you don't get the feeling anybody's trying to act, or to bring awards attention, not even in the most emotional sequences of the film. everyone is just being. you get the feeling what you see is what it is.
    It's so authentic. so human. It feels like a slice of life so realistic to…

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  • Beyond the Hills

    Beyond the Hills

    ★★★★½

    REWATCH

    the way Mungiu crowds every frame behind closed doors and leave no room to breathe. He makes it completely suffocating to watch so you can feel every bit of this 2½ hour tragedy. and it's so fucking exhausting

    voichita's piercing blue eyes are consistently the only bright frame that offers some light in the midst of darkness with the performance of a lifetime from cosmina stratan



    *interesting double feature with Dekalog I

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★½

    from a technical standpoint it's as impressive as i've heard, it looks infinitely better and smoother than blockbuster movies with ten times the budget.

    but emotionally for me it's as effective as a booksmart or a little miss sunshine. it's the corny kind of emotional core which stylistically goes completely against the ambitious and creative nature of the film and kinda feels like wasted potential. I thought it was a lot more sophisticated (though not subtle) in it's humor than…

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