• The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★★

    plagued with paranoia, the women also take more decisive roles. yes this film continue to deconstruct the gangster role, but at the same time, Tom & Frank said they were like the roman empire, mafia was good once is what they said

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    gorgeous and paranoiac, the rise is also the fall for michael corleone. a 10-year story in hours, a handful of events of Apollonian order against Dionysian faith, a tragedy.

  • Les Enfants terribles

    Les Enfants terribles

    ★★★★★

    definitely a successor to "Orphee." in a manner of speaking, the game they play is in the spirit of "Funny Games" or "Squid Games," tragedy and fatality coming from absurd situations, they play the game 'til they're required to play dead. i want to cry for these 2 but the situation they continual put themselves and the other thru is surreal, which matches the surreal editing & visual tricks that mirrors "Orphee." it's a Cocteau film after all.

    p.s. Christian Dior did the costume, this one is going in the (fashion) history book

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    ★★★★

    plot is weird and tbh don’t remember how it went. but absolutely fun, love Jack’s mannerism, it’s the way he talks himself out of trouble that really capture me this film lol

  • Orpheus

    Orpheus

    ★★★★★

    watched this on acid and i was mesmerized by the simple, creative special effect of cocteau, minimal but expressive, unexpectingly modern.

  • Orpheus

    Orpheus

    ★★★★★

    unexpectedly complex and modern. i was surprised by how simplistic the editing and effect is. cocteau also brings a certain theatricality to the film, from the framing to the dialogues to the story


    love heurtebise btw, hope to see more of him in other cocteau’s works

  • L'Avventura

    L'Avventura

    ★★★★

    it’s cryptic and sentimental

  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    ★★★★

    is it a loose commentary on play-acting and make-believe? 

    subtly gorgeous sound designs, especially the ending, with the camera shutters and the tennis match sounds

    so stylish, a glimse into 60’s london, antonioni stayed very true to the spirit of the time.

  • Dreams That Money Can Buy

    Dreams That Money Can Buy

    ★★★½

    found this film a whhhile back in highschool when i was obessed with dada and surrealism. it’s entertaining, it’s strange

  • Possibly in Michigan

    Possibly in Michigan

    ★★★★½

    i heard that it was made cause she dated ira einhorn, the unicorn killer, during his time hiding the body. but backstory aside lol heavy “daisies” (1966) influences. internet horror classic. and “dreams that money can buy” a lot of obscure surrealist film references?

  • Serial Experiments Lain

    Serial Experiments Lain

    ★★★★★

    don’t understand what it means but it was provocative. a little deleuze’s rhizome, nick land’s hyperstition, a little human intrumentality. absolutely insane, what a beautiful trip.

  • Boy Band

    Boy Band

    ★★★★★

    i watched the “only the plot” version and it was pretty good, acting is,…. to be expected of these sort of films