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i give a lot of films 5 stars

Favorite films

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Ikiru
  • Woman in the Dunes

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  • Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

  • Holy Flame of the Martial World

    ★★★★

  • The Lost Weekend

    ★★★★½

  • Cure

    ★★★★★

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    tony leung looks even more handsome than usual in this film

  • Holy Flame of the Martial World

    Holy Flame of the Martial World

    ★★★★

    This is in my boyfriend’s top 3 favourite films and I’m happy it’s there because otherwise I’d never have seen it so thanks guohao I guess lol. It’s so much fun and so weird in the best possible way. So much insanity is thrown at you every minute of the run time and it has the sort of charm you’d expect from a shaw brothers film but it’s elevated slightly above the others I’ve seen. We just watched it over…

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  • Kikujiro

    Kikujiro

    ★★★★★

    Everything that makes Kikujiro so lovely:

    - the simple story of a boy searching for his mother while getting into adventures and meeting fun people along the way
    - the cute friendship that develops between masao and kikujiro
    - getting to see a playful, caring side to the tough guy yakuza
    - the feeling of summer that radiates from the screen as the film plays
    - joe hisaishi’s beautiful music (listen to summer, it’s so lovely I promise)
    - kitano’s artwork …

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★★

    Perhaps the most unsettling film I’ve ever seen, everything about it is so dark, unnerving, and uncomfortable yet it draws you in and takes ahold of you the whole time. It crawls under your skin, burrows it’s way into your mind and lingers there for weeks. By far my favourite Kiyoshi Kurosawa film, similar to pulse it feels more like an active experience than a passive viewing.