Thar

I love films. I think listing them is kinda silly, but I do enjoy the bragging rights.

Favorite films

  • Spirited Away
  • Mulholland Drive
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Shaolin Soccer

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  • RoboCop

    ★★★★½

  • The Cloud-Capped Star

    ★★★★★

  • Causeway

    ★★★½

  • Jurassic World

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  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★½

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

    I forgot how amazing this was. 

    Like, how did people who watched this in all its glory and not get the humor behind Showgirls? It’s baffling. Anyway, what an absolute satire and indictment of corporate America, in which the idea of safety/lack there of is packaged and sold by the millions, as well as the privatization and militarization of police force—ugh I love those news reels and the ads—all while asking the question of humanity of Murphy vs. RoboCop. RoboCop…

  • The Cloud-Capped Star

    The Cloud-Capped Star

    ★★★★★

    First, as an avid music listener, I have to comment on how much music complements and even elevates this. Take the opening shot for instance: a shot of these beautiful giant trees, we hear Shankar's singing as Nita walks among them and then it pans to this layered composition that's so completely ethereal. Ugh, that's when I knew this was more than just a regular melodrama. Speaking of composition, this film is such a visual treat too, the framing, the…

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  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    ★★

    You know, all I would like is a picture that's worthy of August Wilson's words.

    For all the packed in monologues that were screamed and acted to an inch of their poor lives, this was such a uneventful blah. Remember how Spike Lee made that Brooklyn heat come alive in Do The Right Thing? Well, in this, the heat was implied by dousing everyone in sweat and almost nothing else; it was just a hot day apparently and has nothing…

  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    ★★★★½

    There's something so satisfying about this movie, every time I watch it. Is it the impeccable craft? or the throwback? or the imperfect yet passionate acting? or the dynamic and sparkling script? Maybe it's all of that.

    I love any picture that portrays pigs as being equally violent and morally corrupt as the supposed bad guys they chase. This felt so fresh because it perfectly executed the whole throwback-with-a-modern-twist thing that some films try so hard to be. Despite the…