Eugene Lorenzo

Eugene Lorenzo

18 | getting by, one movie at a time

Favorite films

  • The 400 Blows
  • The Quince Tree Sun
  • La Ciénaga
  • The Spirit of the Beehive

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  • Lisbon Story

    ★★★★½

  • Cleaners

    ★★★★

  • The Princess Switch

    ★★

  • Little Women

    ★★★★

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  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★½

    Maya na thoughts (I don’t have the words either) but it’s so gooood. Saw this with a friend (First movie I’ve watched with someone since last year), and I swear, Jacques Demy’s films are so enjoyable they’ll never let you down when you watch them with your friends. Highly recommend Jacques Demy in group watchings!

  • Senior Year

    Senior Year

    ★★★★

    Rewatched. Still surprised by how the episodic, fragmented style of filmmaking was effective in reflexively pushing you into relating—then remembering. At times it even feels like I’m watching a film made by high-schoolers (Most of the scenes start with walking before they talk, most shots were handheld, lots of b-roll montage with default editing software effects). Even the film’s original songs by Johnoy Danao feel like student-made advocacy songs (complete with the bridge sung repeatedly by a chorus). And yet…