Favorite films

  • Rome, Open City
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • All About My Mother
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • The Apartment

    ★★★★

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    ★★★

  • Martin

    ★½

  • Tales from the Hood

    ★★

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  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★

    I finally have seen The Apartment and I always assumed it was just a fun comedy from the 60s. I was absolutely not prepared for how melancholy and at times terribly bleak the whole thing would be!

    The apartment in question belongs to Jack Lemmon, a bachelor whose bosses use his NYC pad for extramarital affairs with the promises of an eventual promotion. He flirts every day with the elevator girl, played by Shirley MacLaine, not knowing she is the…

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    ★★★

    I somehow feel the need to defend myself before even beginning this review, given that I did not love this movie in spite of it being voted #1 on the Sight & Sound list last year, along with it featuring on pretty much every list of best movies ever made.

    I do agree that it is very well shot, and I especially appreciated how each scene and sequence was framed.

    I don't hate slower films, or even subtle ones, but I…

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  • A Love Song for Latasha

    A Love Song for Latasha

    ★★

    I feel awkward rating this 20 minute short doc so low, but it is indicative of the film, not the story told within.
    This mostly amounts to an interview with someone we never see, the title Latasha's best friend, with some animation and "lyrical" shot footage of a young woman in fields and in water. It's trying to use artsiness to hide a thin concept. The woman tells us how she first met Latasha, who came to her rescue when…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★½

    Believe it or not, even I get tired of myself and my constant complaining about superhero movies. I would love, for once, to watch one of these films and feel completely transported, enraptured by the story, characters, and visuals and feel as enthusiastic as so many others do about the viewing experience. I don't want to hate them, but something about them feels so forbidding and baffling to me, I just cannot access them in any way, and while I…