Dmitry Samarov

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Dmitry Samarov writes dog portraits and paints book reviews in Chicago.

Top four films are just recent ones enjoyed.

Favorite films

  • Messiah of Evil
  • That Day, on the Beach
  • Io Capitano
  • Belle de Jour

Recent activity

  • That Day, on the Beach

  • Drive, He Said

  • The Upturned Glass

  • Messiah of Evil

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Popular reviews

  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    First Wenders I've enjoyed since Wings of Desire.

    Not perfect and still prone to moments of saccharine sweetness that are endemic to so many of the director's later efforts, yet the portrayal of a fulfilling existence made up of simple routines and wonder at the everyday was very moving and relatable.

  • 2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

    2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

    Pretty weak group. “Pachyderm“ and “I’m Hip” are the clear standouts. The rest are either poorly-written essays or manipulative infomercials, none of which need to be movies to get their often muddled points across.