Favorite films

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Memories of Murder
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Incendies

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  • The Northman

    ★★★★

  • One Fine Spring Day

    ★★★

  • My Mister

    ★★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

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  • Klaus

    Klaus

    ★★★★★

    By virtue of being a part film business - as a filmmaker, member of the audience, critic, actor, or otherwise - one has to inadvertently open up to judgment. Sometimes, scathing! 'That film's plot was too simplistic'!, 'That film had the worst music I had heard in years!', The cinematography was great, but the direction fell flat', 'How can you be fond of Nolan after watching Tarkovsky?' 'How do you consider mainstream films as works of art?'.

    In all these…

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★

    Every time someone antagonizes Nicolas Cage's character in the film, you expect his signature outbreak, engulfing everything in its path in irredeemable fury. Instead, what you get, is a sombre, broken, yet strong reply. A reply in kind. Every time.

    I feel this is where the film - and inarguably Nicolas Cage's performance - shines through. The man is not out for revenge - as many would expect. He is just out looking for his pig. A pig by his…

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★★

    It is often said that to become a writer, you would have to live the life of a writer. I would respectfully disagree. As Paterson goes on to show, to become a writer, the most imperative thing is to,just, LIVE. Not for a goal. Not for vanity. Not for fame. Not for the perfection of an artform. But, to just live. Because it is in living that life deals its perfection back to us. It is in living that the…

  • The Spy Gone North

    The Spy Gone North

    ★★★★

    What do we think of when we think of Espionage? Stoic spies, guns, gadgets, car chases, exotic locales, sinister antagonists? What if I told you espionage is mostly about RELATIONSHIPS. Yes! The relationships that a spy makes with so many across the board. The relationships that lay the foundation for the spycraft. The relationships that inseminate ambiguity. The relationships which instill doubt. The relationships that might be your death. Yet the relationships that, in the end, save your life.

    The…