Favorite films

  • The Taste of Tea
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Harakiri
  • A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

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  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

    ★★★½

  • Kamome Diner

    ★★★★

  • The Secret Garden

    ★★★½

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★★

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  • Woman in the Dunes

    Woman in the Dunes

    ★★★★½

    I wasn't sure I'd be into the film, but the reviews intrigued me. It ended up being really good! It's hard to not make allusions to life after finishing it. Insightful thoughts just start pouring out immediately.

  • Angel's Egg

    Angel's Egg

    ★★★★½

    Gorgeous surrealist gothic color imagery, moody orchestral ambient music, cryptic minimal narrative. I am in awe.

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  • Sisters with Transistors

    Sisters with Transistors

    ★★★★

    Must watch for fans of experimental electronic music! These women were absolutely incredible!

  • The Wind Will Carry Us

    The Wind Will Carry Us

    ★★★★

    Kioarstami's films feel simple on the surface but intensely poetic underneath.

    There are several key characters and events that are entirely or partially out of view, and the film often showcases moments and interactions that if described, would seem like they should be skipped, but feel very worthwhile when actually experienced. Odd positions of the viewer/camera really take the immersion to the next level. And what's best is that all this is barely noticed while watching, and it's never overdone,…