Favorite films

  • City of God
  • Ratatouille
  • La Haine
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

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  • Oldboy

    ★★★★½

  • Luther

    ★★★

  • Little Women

    ★★★½

  • Juno

    ★★★½

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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★★

    "Perfect Blue" is a terrifying film. Not because there are killer clowns, demonic children, or any of the fantastical aspects we usually associate with the more sinister sides of media. Although it is still a quite fantastic film, the reason for why it is terrifying is because it is incredibly realistic. "Perfect Blue" was crafted by Satoshi Kon, back when the internet was still in its infancy. We Observe as Mima, a pop idol and the protagonist of this story,…

  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    ★★★★★

    “Raging Bull” is a tragic tale about a man whose biggest enemy was himself. A man who could have had everything he ever wanted, but his deep psychological problems such as his crippling insecurities and impotent rage destroyed his life forever. 

    Now I’m not a Catholic but the extremely heavy Catholic imagery throughout the movie make me think that besides the obvious reason of them being there because Jake comes from Italian Catholic roots, they’re there as a kind of…

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  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★

    Simply fascinating. Aronofsky is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors. I loved the quick cut drug sequences and the explosive finale. I found some of it a bit goofy when it should have been sinister, which was the same problem I had with “Black Swan”; however, “Requiem for a Dream” was still amazing.

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★½

    I’m not gonna talk about the movie in this review but I woke up at 6 AM today, took a shower, exercised and did skin care, hygiene, etc. and I still watched this movie all before work. I’m feeling so good why did no one tell me how good waking up early is??

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  • City of God

    City of God

    ★★★★★

    I am privileged to say that I lived a comfortable life back when I called Brazil my home, as opposed to many of my fellow countrymen. I used to live in a relatively safe place and frequent a nice private school, but that still didn’t mean that life was easy. Even though I wasn’t a resident of the slums or the ‘favelas’, I still experienced many of the consequences that came from living such a close distance to these areas…

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★

    I was introduced to the world of Studio Ghibli through “My Neighbor Totoro”, and “Spirited Away”. Two light-hearted movies filled with innocence and magic. Through no conscious selection, the Ghibli movies I’ve been watching since have been getting darker and darker in tone. First it was “Princess Mononoke” which was surprisingly dark with depictions of blood, gore, and death, then “The Wind Rises” was the second film to ever make me cry. Now I believe Ghibli has reached its peak…