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Movie Buff | Existentialist | Surrealist | Logophile | Bibliophile | Scripturient

Favorite films

  • Synecdoche, New York
  • The Tree of Life
  • Mirror
  • The Double Life of VΓ©ronique

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  • Silent Night

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  • C'mon C'mon

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  • There Will Be Blood

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  • La La Land

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  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

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    β€œWhat scares you? What makes you angry? Do you feel lonely? What makes you happy?”

    Movies may be artifice, but in the best-made films you never really notice that they’re faking it.

    They feel real, lived-in, recognizable, whether in space or on a speeding bus that can’t slow down or inside a cramped apartment.

    β€œC’mon C’mon” feels real.....

    Kids can be safely relied on to say the darnedest things, and in Mike Mills’ latest feature, indeed they do. But they…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

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    It’s the epitome of β€œunforgettable” β€” no tattoos will be needed to remind me of its greatness. And let’s face it, even if you don’t like it, that prophetically chilling title…

    THERE

    WILL

    BE

    BLOOD

    …it’s among the greatest titles ever and says everything you need to know about the Noughties.

    There’s a recurring nightmare of mine where I am falling down a well. Our reality is an illusion. This life is simply the dream we have while we are…

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  • Dune

    Dune

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    DUNE was everything I wanted it to be and more! From the reams of backroom intrigue, unscrupulous politicking and densely-wrought pan-global mysticism, Denis Villeneuve has made this film which does justice to a hallowed text while retaining the slick formal shape of a pop movie. And that, in itself, is no small achievement. Where Villeneuve’s previous work, Blade Runner 2049, too often embraced soporific longueurs as a shortcut to profundity, here the sheer meatiness of this ripping yarn is always…

  • Titane

    Titane

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    A film so drenched in motor oil, trauma, meaning and uniqueness, that there is no possible way to prepare oneself for the otherworldly experience of watching this it. β€œTitane” is a thrillingly confident, multi-layered and uncompromising vision from Julia Ducournau that deposits the viewer directly into its director’s headspace. It shines in a genre mostly known for its repulsive visuals as this film give more than just its face value. There is plenty of room for a story like this…