Favorite films

  • Burst City
  • Wild Zero
  • Rubber's Lover
  • Crazy Thunder Road

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  • The Spirit of the Beehive


  • Return to Seoul


  • Cemetery of Splendor


  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny


Pinned reviews

  • The Sacrifice

    The Sacrifice


    Where to begin?

    Tarkovsky's allegory on the subject of Sacrifice is yet another portrait of the artist himself. A very heavy-handed film because it was his last, and judging from the subject matter, he knew it.

    <spoilers ahead>

    "I am interested above all in the character who is capable of sacrificing himself and his way of life—regardless of whether that sacrifice is made in the name of spiritual values, or for the sake of someone else, or of his salvation,…

  • Hard to Be a God

    Hard to Be a God


    I am still buzzing from this film. Three hours spent in its medieval landscape swarmed by what felt like hundreds of characters. It was majestic and also completely batshit the entire time. Obvious comparisons to Andrzej Zulawski‘s ‘On the Silver Globe’ and its dizzying approach to storytelling.

    The events portrayed in Hard to be a God all appeared to be swaddled in political and societal mysticism. Delivered in fragmented dialogue, (almost) Monty Python styled acting (according to my friend William),…

Recent reviews

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    The Spirit of the Beehive


    Convinced this film was made to be seen in a cinema and not at home. Víctor Erice‘s directing with Luis Cuadrado‘s cinematography mesh into a perfect atmosphere of visual indulgence. Minimal dialogue but a feast for the eyes, and backed with a gorgeous score by Luis De Pablo.

    Easily can see how Guillermo Del Toro was influenced by this. This portrayal of children was filmed exceptionally well. The aura of innocence is very strong and every frame looked like a…

  • Return to Seoul

    Return to Seoul


    Quite an emotional ride for a film that doesn’t delve deep into its characters. Tumultuous and melancholic is probably the best way to describe it. Personally I was invested in Freddie’s quest even though she came off as a smug French brat. All the better I suppose because her attitude kept me interested since there weren’t any other consistent characters. Ji Min Park held it together on her own and I applaud that.

    Major pro; A very skillful music supervisor provided some well buried  Korean gems in this.

    via stream

Popular reviews

  • Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

    Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado


    as a native Puerto Rican I can happily say that this documentary captures the magic that is Walter Mercado.

    I grew up watching Walter on television in the 90’s and always dismissed him as some kook. I was so touched to see what an incredible human being he was. He had but one message, “mucho y mucho amor”.

    via Netflix

  • Infinity Pool

    Infinity Pool


    Having some real mixed feelings on this one, the film had some very compelling puzzle pieces. I think I read somewhere how it's being seen as a (very) soft take on Brian Yunza's Society? Either way I just feel like I'm mostly satisfied with the atmosphere and photography than I am with the actual story. I felt personally if this was a book I'd much more enjoy reading about it in detail than what is presented here. Skarsgård is heavily…