Puffin

Puffin

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Favorite films

  • The Long Gray Line
  • Artemide's Knee
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  • War and Peace

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  • Thin Watermelon

    ★½

  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    ★★½

  • Capybara Walking

    ★★★★

  • Intimidation

    ★★★

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  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    ★★½

    An awkward balancing act between airy music video aesthetics and dramatic recollections with the arguments, frigid autumn colors, and claustrophobic aspect ratio of a Xavier Dolan scene out-of-context. The horrible use of on-screen text doesn't do it any favors either.

    As far as theatrical music videos are considered, I think Rian Johnson treated LCD Soundsystem with more tact back in 2018. And as for Swift-specific content, I agree that it's one of her better tracks, fine. I don't know, I'm…

  • Capybara Walking

    Capybara Walking

    ★★★★

    valuable, adorable, and totally me

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    Tarkovsky is a bit different from other slow cinema artists that dominate other parts of the world. Like filmmakers such as Bela Tarr and Lav Diaz, Tarkovsky holds shots for long periods of time, perhaps with more camera movement than the others, yet when Tarr and Diaz move their shots, they match the mood out of necessity. Their films are slow, so their camera movements are slow as well, makes sense, and they do it spectacularly. Tarkovsky moves his camera…

  • Marketa Lazarová

    Marketa Lazarová

    ★★★★★

    Sátántangó may be this film's only rival in terms of quality, yet they are near polar opposites, with Sátántangó achieving mood through slow, sprawling, dense story-telling, and Marketa Lazarová punching with every scene of action and dialogue; as flashy and bombastic as possible.

    Of course this is all a personal perspective, but if I were to visualize a potential "peak" of film perfection, Sátántangó and Marketa Lazarová are the only films that seemed to attempt that jump. Neither film is…