Favorite films

  • Barry Lyndon
  • Children of Paradise
  • Touch of Evil
  • Man with a Movie Camera

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  • The Last King of Scotland

    ★★★★½

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★

  • WALL·E

    ★★★★

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★

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  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★

    This film is not as I have seen said an exploration of some inverse of the 'white man's burden'. Rather it is an exploration of an essential characteristic of western man, embodied also in men like Richard Burton and Joseph Conrad, which is a world-curiosity and adventurousness of spirit, a willingness to intermingle with other cultures and penetrate other ways of life - a characterstic today often resentfully slandered as 'oritentalism'.

    But my view from when I first watched it…

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    ★★★★★

    Had to rewatch this after the russell crowe tweet.

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  • Osmosis Jones

    Osmosis Jones

    ★★½

    Probably the best movie you'll ever watch in Science class.

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    ★★★★

    Jackie Brown might be Tarantino's quietest film, and in turn his most underrated. It doesn't have as snappy quotable dialogue as Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs, and it doesn't have the budget that Kill Bill, Inglorious Bastards, and Django all had. QT deals with his most complicated plot, but that really isn't saying much looking at his track record. It still has that spark present in all his pictures, that iconic jazzy music, the larger than life characters, the smokey…