Adam M. Jammal

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Favorite films

  • Yi Yi
  • Magnolia
  • Burning
  • Fail Safe

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  • Napoleon


  • Little Miss Sunshine


Pinned reviews

  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi


    It’s taking me some time to write up this review. Because in all honesty it’s been a while since a film has broken me the way this masterpiece has. I’m sorry if this is all over the place but here goes nothing:

    First, let me start by saying, like all three hour family epics by masters of cinema, it’s evident this film came from the heart & soul of Edward Yang. The film is basically about members of a family trying…

  • Magnolia



    mom: i’m in the mood for a film, do you have any—

    me: YES!

    *puts magnolia in the dvd player*

    me in the first minute of the film: i’m only gonna stay for the opening scene

    *three hours later*

    me: that was beautiful.

    *looks over to mom*

    me: what’d you think?

    mom: i don’t get it...

Recent reviews

  • Close



    The beauty of the structure of Close, directed by Lukas Dhont, lies in its ability to deliver the tragedy in minutes while everything that tragic moment is extended and fleshed out

    This, ultimately, allows the audience to observe quiet performances that loudly reiterate the complex values of family, friendship, and love.

  • Skinamarink



    The most unique, bone-chilling horror film I’ve seen in a very long time.

    Skinamarink presents a distinctive atmosphere that embodies familiar and collective forms of fear. The dread boils up in the most natural, unexpected way. It taps into the psychology of what we’re grown to fear and exposes them in a universe where nothing is what it seems. I have a very conscious discomfort of looking into infinitely dark spaces so it might have affected me a bit more than many…

Popular reviews

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies


    The moment the film ended, I had some time with my thoughts. I couldn't help myself, so I did some research on the film to try & see if my thoughts on what the film was about were at least in the right direction.

    For starters, Béla Tarr is known to give little to no information about the context of his films. He’s never been too descriptive whenever discussing the meaning of Werckmeister Harmonies:

    "If you are listening to the film,…

  • Harakiri



    Okay so watching this today and Yi Yi yesterday, I have the biggest smile on my face.

    Harakiri is a 2 hour and 15 minute critique on the concept of “samurai honor”. On one hand, you have those, similar to the protagonist of the film, who go by their words as samurai. On another, there are houses that butcher the notion of samurai honor, turning it into a mere façade. Dishonor is a big deal for samurai, and, for some,…