Favorite films

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Harakiri
  • Bringing Out the Dead
  • The Graduate

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  • Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

    ★★★

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★★½

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★½

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  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★½

    Emptiness is epitomised in this swan song of a promising filmmaker. Deceived by the promise that things are better elsewhere, the characters of Hu Bo's An Elephant Sitting Still wander the icy-grey streets in search of fulfillment, as their melancholy rubs off on the audience.

    The relationship between perceived time and real-time is always inconsistent with these three-plus-hour monolithic features. For some, time drags, with constant checking for the remaining runtime. For others, however, the concept of time itself simply…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

    These days I'm seldom inspired to share my musings on a recent watch, or any film for that matter, at least not in written form. Maybe because I don't have much confidence in my writing as of late, or have grown less attached to this account, or simply have less time on my hands to do so. But Drive My Car asked something of me.

    In its 3 long-felt hours of sublime, not a minute feels wasted on something unmeasured…

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  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★★★★

    In Kaufman's writing, it's so easy to find yourself, or what you think you're going to become, or don't want to become, he is able to put the existentialism of us all into the most profound, hilarious and depressing words imaginable.

    Honestly, Kaufman leaves me speechless more than any other writer, his tales are mystical, strange, they speak to us through fantasy rather than reality because reality cannot convey the emotion and anomalies of life quite as purposefully.

    I know…

  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★

    Waves really annoys me. Which is a weird thing to say when starting a positive review, but that's only because my thoughts are so conflicted. I think this film has SO many problems, and yet I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm gonna write this very personally because a lot of the thoughts I have are specific to where I come from when watching the film, however, they are undoubtedly critical issues. It's so exceptional in so many areas and falls flat…