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  • Late Spring

    Late Spring

    ★★★★★

    Ozu with the most universally relatable films. This has been sitting around for one year and a half after being blown away by Tokyo Story. And now I'm blown away again. And I'll probably take my time with the next one again, because these films stay with you for a lifetime.

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★½

    This is the sweet spot right here, I love both Carpenter and Lovecraft.

    Sam Neill is so good, lots of great lines. "Come on, you old bitch!"

    Carpenter is a master at creating living, breathing places. Be it the town in The Fog, the street in Halloween, or Hobb's End. They all feel real and vibrant, and the characters are rooted in them.

    Plus the fact that he manages to capture that Lovecraftian out-of-this-world insanity is nothing short of brilliant. The way he makes that church look so monolithic is probably my favorite moment.

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  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    On the Beach at Night Alone

    While we're all sitting here thinking "holy shit, Hong is peaking right in front of our eyes, at age 56, what a man, what an inspiration", he's probably like "this ain't even my final form, plebs".

    A film of staggering beauty. It had this gorgeus darker edge to it which I really liked, due to the music, and the autumn/winter vibe, especially in Hamburg.

    I just really wish to meet Kim Min-hee, so I can say hi and run away giggling.

  • Sonatine

    Sonatine

    ★★★★½

    Beautiful slice of depression.

    Whenever I hear a Joe Hisaishi score, I get so emotional.