Favorite films

  • Waiting for Happiness
  • Lucia
  • A Touch of Zen
  • Inland

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  • Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?

    ★★★

  • Diva

    ★★★½

  • A Couple

    ★★★

  • Septet: The Story of Hong Kong

    ★★★

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    I rewatched this on Christmas day with my good friend Jonathan, and spent the next few days trying to figure out how I would write about this film. Letterboxd has gone to shit over the holiday season, and so I finally felt motivated to start my own blog where I wrote an extended piece on the movie. I'd appreciate if it could be given a read, I'd transfer it straight here but I don't think it would look visually appealing on this site given its length, and I liked using stills to illustrate different points.

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  • Diva

    Diva

    ★★★½

    Some of the best blues in all of cinema.

  • Septet: The Story of Hong Kong

    Septet: The Story of Hong Kong

    ★★★

    My favorite segments were those by Patrick Tam and Yuen Woo-ping. As an overall project it's an interesting and somewhat moving assessment of shifting time and place under the purview of a number of different filmmaking sensibilities, even if the quality is a bit of a mixed bag.

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  • A Moment of Innocence

    A Moment of Innocence

    ★★★★★

    Incredible. One of the most deceptively complex films I've ever seen, with a setup that seems startlingly simple and straightforward but slowly reveals layers upon layers of ideas and emotions. What struck me the most was how these two men attempted to reconstruct memories from their past, perhaps as a way of exorcising these difficult feelings that they've had for years but also raising feelings of regret and longing for the idealism that they strived for in their younger days.…

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★

    Between this and Three Billboards, audiences at TIFF can screw off.