Favorite films

  • Stalker
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Faust Sonnengesang
  • The Human Condition

Recent activity

All
  • The Holy Mountain

    ★★★★½

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    ★★★★½

  • Salomé

    ★★★½

  • Murmur of the Heart

    ★★★½

Recent reviews

More
  • Spiritual Voices

    Spiritual Voices

    ★★★★★

    "War is hideous, from the very first shot to the last. There is nothing but dust, the smell of burning, stones, hot shrapnel, blood, and hint of fear. No room for aesthetics."

    — Alexander Sokurov, Spiritual Voices

    Spiritual Voices (1995) is a haunting and meditative war documentary directed by Alexander Sokurov. The film is divided into five parts, and the total screen time is over five hours. The film begins with an extremely long shot as a camera sits still,…

  • Evolution of a Filipino Family

    Evolution of a Filipino Family

    ★★★★★

    Lav Diaz's Evolution of a Filipino Family is a 10-hour poetic and meditative portrayal of a poor family that merges fiction, documentary, and surreality together and thoroughly and profoundly explores its themes of politics, class inequality, and as well as an inseparable relationship between past and present. The film is deeply emotionally and psychologically exhausting as the endless pain is relentlessly presented to us, and the long shots strongly express the exhaustion of farming all day under the hot and…

Popular reviews

More
  • jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

    jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

    Yeah, 9:08 L.A. time
    Back in the lab and shit

    My wife said, I can't say no to nobody
    And at this rate we gon' both die broke
    Got friends that ask me for money knowin' I'm in debt
    And like my wife said, I still didn't say no

    People tryna say I'm goin' crazy on Twitter
    My friends' best advice was to stay low
    I guess it's hard to decipher all of the bills
    Especially when you got family…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    "I serve only one master. His name is Shai-Hulud."

    –Liet-Kynes

    Long considered to be an inherently unadaptable novel, Frank Herbert's novel Dune (1965) depicts a distant future in which feudalism, religion, and psychotropics, rather than technology, have propelled humanity into space. It's a big story with a lot of contemporary political and anthropological analogies, a lot of characters, a lot of scheming, and a lot of phantasmagoria. Villeneuve has accomplished the remarkable feat of distilling the story down to its…