Simon

I recently updated my diary with tags, which has resulted in my ratings being one huge mess.

A few blue favorites

Favorite films

  • The Master
  • Stalker
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Do the Right Thing

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  • Scary Movie

    ★★★½

  • Creep 2

  • Creep

    ★★★

  • The Great Beauty

    ★★★★

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  • Carlito's Way

    Carlito's Way

    ★★★★½

    I'm very torn between 4.5 and 5. This film is ELITE.

  • Ratcatcher

    Ratcatcher

    ★★★½

    Ratcatcher reminded me of a more modernly raw and (allow me the audacity) lesser version of Kes. Nonetheless 90 minutes really well spent. Props to Lynne Ramsay on a wonderful debut, I’d probably put this in my top 10 films by female directors.

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  • Fear and Desire

    Fear and Desire

    ★★½

    This is the typical film that you desire to make in film school. You have watched poetic, foreign directors, and now you want to copy their style and make your own film. When you finish the script, you are sure it’ll be a masterpiece. You have the whole film up in your mind. That camera angle will be like that. He’ll say that line like that. It will a masterpiece, no doubt. Then pre-production start, you find out that you…

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar

    ★★★★★

    Jean-Luc Godard said that Au Hasard Balthazar summed up the world.
    So what sums up the world?

    Life, death, happiness, sorrow, luck, injustice, beauty, silence, lonliness, violence, evil, abuse, awful people, good people.

    The thing is that I was thinking of themes from Au Hasard Balthazar and they all fit to describe the world, and how it works. And those are main elements in this film, not just something that comes up once in a while.

    Robert Bresson presents the…