Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Fifth Element
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  • Breathless

    ★★★★

  • Seven Samurai

    ★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

  • Le Samouraï

    ★★★

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  • Breathless

    Breathless

    This is tough because I can't go back to 1960 and watch this, so I'm stuck watching it in the 21st century where the style just seems messy, and not as bold as it would have 60 years ago.

    I never felt like I knew where this film was going, and that never bothered me. It has something to say about youth, about the way young people view the future, about the assumptions they make about life.

    Every other movie…

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★

    I just don't understand why this movie is three and a half hours long!

    The characters are fun, engaging, but not complex. Seven Samurai but only two or three merit any exploration and that is resolved almost immediately.

    There are many beautiful shots in here, but the townsfolk all seem to be cartoons with maybe one exception.

    Takashi Shimura is, of course, amazing and portrays a deep-souled leader equally concerned for the townsfolk and the samurai he leads.

    Toshiro Mifune…

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    WOW I hated this movie. I never cared about anyone, I never felt any sense of tension in any scene.

    There's no humanity in this film, no one to connect with or care about. The heroes all have The CGI Power which allows them to overcome any obstacle, instantly, except those meaningless moments where the producers try to create some tension by inventing arbitrary limits which are almost instantly defeated.

    The plot is meaningless. I felt like you could have…

  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★

    Stylish but cold. Bleak.

    EDIT: This felt more like a meditation than a movie. Like 30 minutes stretch to 90 minutes. The main character is supposed to be cool and stylish but he always just seemed lost to me.

    There were many cool or interesting moments, but they didn't exactly hang together into a film for me. Might be worth watching again, or with a group.