Favorite films

  • Yi Yi
  • Tampopo
  • La Haine
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

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  • Top Gun

    ★★½

  • High and Low

    ★★★★½

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    ★★★½

  • Hustle

    ★★★½

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★½

    Some really, really great moments! The sleepy post coital storytelling of protagonist’s wife, the lady with the smallest smiles accompanying her sign language, the final moments of the film concluding in a crescendo of silence. All of these best moments felt the most human while the rest… artificial? The natural tone and pacing of the film was a poor match with some of the farfetched dialog that was meant to have emotional heft. At its worst, the script was constantly…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    Watching Ethan Hawke stare into a glass of pepto bismol was a euphoric experience i wasn’t expecting to find in my lifetime. Ironic, cutting, and just utterly bleak. I know it’s probably redundant to compare this to Taxi Driver, but the parallels here work so well together, I couldnt help but feel a sense of closure for Toller as well as Bickle by the end. Is Schrader giving Travis Bickle a second chance, almost four decades later? Love love loved it!

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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★½

    WHY DO BAD THINGS KEEP HAPPENING TO CHARLES XAVIER

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

    I love stories about people and their relationships with home. It was new to contemplate someone getting displaced while staying in the same place.

    Also the only thing that made watching a Casey Affleck movie tolerable was that he was under a sheet most of the time.