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Joined September 23, 2019

Favorite films

  • Harakiri
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • High and Low
  • 12 Angry Men

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  • The Ox-Bow Incident


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  • High and Low

    High and Low


    When an executive of a shoe company is extorted into paying ransom for the kipnapped son of his driver. He is forced to chose between his dream to own a majority shareholding of the company, or to pay the ransom to save the boy but be put into a huge debt and lose his job, his house and his lifelong dream.

    Let me first start this by saying, happy birthday Toshiro Mifune (1920 - 1997) Who would have been 101…

  • Le Cercle Rouge

    Le Cercle Rouge


    Directed by Jean-Piere Melville and featuring french superstar Alain Delon, Le Cercle Rouge is a jaw dropping masterpiece in the crime thriller genre and easily one of the greatest films to ever come out of France. Drawing inspiration from films like Dassin's 'Rififi' (1955) and Godard's 'Breathless' (1960), Le Cercle Rouge is a masterclass in writing, design and storytelling.

    Melville purpusefully takes it time setting things up before eventually moving into it's main attraction in the second half. But i…

Recent reviews

  • Ivan's Childhood

    Ivan's Childhood


    Tarkovsky's first feature film, yet it already feels so surreal, so intelligent, so mature. Ivan's Childhood is also incredibly atmospheric and completely captivating, all it lacks is a little more polish and finesse.

    Watched as part of the Criterion Challenge 2022

    12. Genre: War

  • The Ox-Bow Incident

    The Ox-Bow Incident


    12 Angry men, The Prequel: 1 Angry Posse

    Seriously though this was really, really good!
    I definitely would want to see this for the first time again, but since that isn't happening I'll settle for a rewatch real soon.

    Highly Recommended!

Popular reviews

  • Dune



    Finally the wait is over..

    I will probably be seen as bias (and maybe i am) cause i'm a big fan of the original Frank Herbert novel, which i've read 3 times in the past six years or so plus also listened to the amazing audiobook. But really, what an incredible powerful film Dune (part one) has become. I was honestly quite worried as it is a difficult story to film. Which has allready been tried in the past (to…

  • Stray Dog

    Stray Dog


    Bad luck either makes a man or destroys him. Are you gonna let it destroy you?

    I really liked it's quick pace and editing in the first half, which does slow down a bit in it's second half. Still the entire film has an incredibly good and comfortable flow from the start all up to the end. Mifune's performance as the rookie detective is strong and convincing and he makes a great pairing with Takashi who plays the senior detective.…