John e.

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| director of GIRLSAM, Vestirse, and Pierce Me.
|| podcast moderator on WUSSY Movie Club
||| favorites change with my mood

Favorite films

  • Only Yesterday
  • A Woman Like Eve
  • Bay of Angels
  • Cinema Paradiso

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  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

  • Top Gun: Maverick

  • The Northman

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  • Early Spring

    Early Spring

    Yasujirō Ozu is out of Noriko territory and out of the happy go lucky landscape of the last few films to a couple that are a bit more of realists in the mundane blue collar work society, Ryō Ikebe as Shoji Sugiyama and his wife Masako Sugiyama played by actor Chikage Awashima.

    I'm enjoying the more adult narrative in an affair within the workplace when all of the films prior have been about establishing home and family. It opens up…

  • Touki Bouki

    Touki Bouki

    Djibril Diop Mambéty's 1973 masterpiece theatre of a film is a little hard to watch if you love animals ~ fyi

    Otherwise, this film gets it all right because its supposed to be this type of poetic adventure the likes of Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz even. The story beings at home with your mother yelling at you telling you you're nothing and you set off on an adventure full of vibrant film colors and descriptive visual…

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    near perfect film that is a new Risky Business with more cinematic taste and style. better than any Superbad. 

    PTA is my favorite american director and he delivers yet again. 

    a love epic for the 70’s - my Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (I did not like that movie)

    these new leads are sublime and I want another slice.

    might be my favorite of 2021, with Cmon Cmon as my personal favorite…

    👏🏼 PTA 👏🏼

    the movie could have…

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    my body went through a transformation.

    never have I seen a modern fairytale done so right. done so well. no cgi. no talking animals. it’s just humans being human and the magic that can happen to us, especially when a child.

    Céline Sciamma has officially become my second favorite living live action director, just behind Kore-eda. her control and creative design is at a peak.

    7/7 stars

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    *⃝ Design 1
    *⃝ Edit/Flow 1
    *⃝ Score/Sound 1
    *⃝ Acting 1
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    *⃝ Cinematography 1