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Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • PlayTime
  • Stalker
  • Harold and Maude

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  • The Boy and the Heron

  • Godzilla Minus One

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Pinned reviews

  • Inception


    March 14, 2020. It’s a date that holds a huge significance to me. Why? Because unbeknownst to me at the time, it’d be the last movie theater experience I’d have for 5 months and 8 days.

    5 months and 8 days!

    Over these past five months, I’ve gone through a lot of change. Not only with a difficult move from Florida to Colorado amidst the pandemic, but I’ve also just changed a lot as a person. Since my last experience…

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    That second viewing was extremely necessary. After I finished it last night, I had a tremendous amount of thoughts that I couldn’t quite articulate into words. The first viewing left me quite drained, both emotionally and mentally. I think more than anything, I had a somewhat difficult time following the story; and I have to admit, I didn’t necessarily understand what Bresson’s objective was. But I knew there was something special about this film and my curiosity forced me to…

Recent reviews

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron

    It’s a Hayao Miyazaki movie, need I say more? As expected, the animation is uniformly sublime, the messages are provocative and profound, and the journey from beginning to end is one that I genuinely enjoyed going on. Miyazaki has a rare ability to bring his audience into a world that’s just begging to be explored further, and one in which the viewer never wants to leave once they’ve become acquainted with the stunning locales and eccentric characters. I’d be willing…

  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One

    Hands down, the best Godzilla film I’ve ever seen. The most intimidating and unforgiving take on this iconic character that we’ve gotten to date, but that’s not even the thing that impresses me the most about Godzilla Minus One. What I love most of all about this film is how it places its emphasis on the characters and themes above the exhilarating kaiju action (it’s there for sure, and it’s absolutely incredible), something that has been absent in almost any…

Popular reviews

  • Dil Dhadakne Do

    Dil Dhadakne Do

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I enjoyed pretty much everything about this movie. But I was especially blown away by Zoya Akhtar’s direction. There’s this extremely unique technique she utilizes throughout the film where the camera pans across multiple conversations in such a seamless and meticulous way. I’m sure those shots took forever to pull off.

    Pluto was adorable, and I really loved the insightful narration from Aamir Khan as the voice of Pluto. Even though that added narration wasn’t absolutely necessary for the story,…

  • Miracle Valley

    Miracle Valley

    I’ve been in LA for the past couple days now on vacation, and one of the things I was most looking forward to during this trip was this special screening of The Room that my older brother purchased tickets for. And best of all, there was a guest appearance by none other than Greg Sestero himself that included a Q&A and signing. (I’ve been to a few midnight screenings of The Room in the past, but Sestero being there raised…