Favorite films

  • Mysterious Skin
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Trust
  • The Duke of Burgundy

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  • Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★½

  • Magnolia

    ★★★

  • The Singer Not the Song

    ★★★★½

  • Aftersun

    ★★★½

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  • The Servant

    The Servant

    ★★★★★

    I'll tell you what I am. I'm a gentleman's gentleman, and you're no bloody GENTLEMAN!

    The joy, the rush, the ecstasy and the shock of realizing you are beholding not only an unexpected masterpiece, but also one of the best movies you've ever seen and an absolute instant personal favorite. I'm speechless and overwhelmed. It feels like I just fell in love with cinema all over again.

  • Satantango

    Satantango

    I finally went through the depths of cinephilia hell. The pinnacle of intellectual masturbation. I get the appeal (a feast for film snobs to project their sense of grandeur), but it's far too pretentious, overindulgent, insufferable, dull and soulless for my sensibilities, something I can put up with to an extent, but not to this level or length. Despite the intentionality of it all, Satantango is just the EXTREME opposite of everything that I love and resonate with in cinema,…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    What a cosmic disappointment! For a film that's based on such a vastly rich source material and is surrounded by so much passion, investment and hype, Denis Villeneuve's vision of this world seems shockingly uninspired and sterile to me. Dune is a lifeless, insipid and emotionless ride, far from being the immersive cinematic experience it thinks it is. It lacks tension, rhythm, atmosphere, sense of direction, emotional depth and, again, LIFE.

    There's nothing particularly unique or special about this film…

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    ★★★★★

    " The boy stood on the burning deck, whence all but he had fled.."

    I know I said I would eventually do a proper "essay" on this film, but that's not today. I just felt compelled to randomly elaborate my own take on some particular key themes that I feel are not as deeply discussed as various other topics and symbolism present in this film. One of them is "time". More specifically, time as an inherent and unstoppable agent of…