Theo

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Favorite films

  • Magnolia
  • Martin Eden
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Tokyo Sonata

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  • All That Jazz

    ★★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • Kingdom of Heaven

    ★★★★

  • Anyone But You

    ★★½

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  • Late Spring

    Late Spring

    ★★★★★

    Been waiting for Ozu to make me cry, so it’s only right that when he did it was a fairly seismic wave. Setsuko Hara’s face is one i’ve grown to associate with a glowing, warm smile in Ozu’s films, likely the most charming i’ve seen, a legendary signature. She’s a balm, a relief, her smile an anti-depressant - to see her breakdown here, that shit isn’t easy. When she does smile in Late Spring it isn’t the accustomed bringer of…

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    ★★★★★

    Movie so loyal to the principles of method acting that they all seemed to travel back in time and lose themselves there. Pure mesmerising hallucinatory cinema. The least romantic historical ‘epic’. Grandiose fantasies suffocate and erode as devastation and doom are on all sides. Like watching something you shouldn’t be allowed to see. Flawless, transcendent, uncompromising savagery that couldn’t be realised by anyone but Werner Herzog and his demented, calculating muse in Klaus Kinski. Scenes of carrying cannons down precarious mountain sides,…

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  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★★

    Just like, the best movie i’ve ever seen. I mean, it’s probably not the best movie i’ve ever seen, but is it? I think it’s the best movie i’ve ever seen. Drastically unprepared for the existential jolt this delivered, Bob Fosse sending his alter-ego through the hallucinatory wringer. Self-denial displayed in stark, sweaty reality. Self-reflection expressed in rich, glorious pageantry. Wildly erotic, bleak, hyperbolic and deeply moving premonition self-eulogy. A crescendo of admiration, sympathy and loathing. Almost embarrassingly personal epic…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    Booked flights to the UK in 2 weeks purely to see Dune 2 in IMAX (and to see it at the cinemas at all cos rural France without a car is not kind to my needs), so thought in the meantime i’d watch a pretty high quality copy of this. Certainly not the world-bending endeavour I thought first few times but still pretty miraculous, Timothée’s sauce and Denis’ vision undeniable. I think my favourite performance this time round was Oscar…

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★

    Taika Waititi laughing at his own jokes for 2 hours. Marvel using queer characters as decorative design posing as representation. Bale good (obviously), emotional core just about intact, weightless surroundings abundant, movie pretty insufferable

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Look how they (Texas Chainsaw) Massacred my boy