• M*A*S*H

    M*A*S*H

    A great and super influential satire by Robert Altman, this was my introduction to this acclaimed filmmaker and now I can't wait to watch more from him. M*A*S*H is one of the most controversial films out there, it is a satire done so well and every satyrical element is shown in such a subtle that we don't know if the characters' actions are being glorified or condemned, I feel the film aimed to be divisve in this subject and well…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    Devastated to say the least.

    The Irishman is not only Scorsese's stylic culmination of his gangster films but it is also a phenomenal deconstruction of this genre that has given us phenomenal films through the years, the last 30 minutes do all this film needed to do to the genre and the all the first 3 hours do is beyond phenomenal, some say the film could have been shorter but I respectfully disagree with this, there's not a single second…

  • Faust

    Faust

    An absolute masterpiece from the genius F.W. Murnau. A visually stunning fantastic that deals with greed, regret, death, religion, death, love, and that has the most enthralling yet contemplative pace from the silent era, a brilliant social commentary tackling intolerance and even sexism(?).

    The camerawork, lighting and special effects (or whatever that was) were all top notch.

    F.W. Murnau is an absolute master.

    Ps. Not rating films for now, a sort of experiment

  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    ★★★★

    A psychosexual, nightmarish and surreal fantasy packed with symbolism that kept me saying 'what in the actual fuck is this" for 75 minutes.

    84/100

  • Le Cercle Rouge

    Le Cercle Rouge

    ★★★★★

    "All men are guilty"


    Jean Pierre Melville, cementing himself as an absolute cinematic giant and the absolute master of crime thrillers, gave us in 1970 what's quite possibly his best work (I won't really argue against people who prefer Army of Shadows, Le Samouraï, Le Doulos or any other film by Melville since they are all masterpieces). Le Cercle Rouge excels at everything a crime thriller should be and does much more than that, the film is not only a…

  • Broadway Danny Rose

    Broadway Danny Rose

    ★★★★★

    A delightful, visually pleasing and joyful gem by the master Allen, it got tons of laughs out of me while being thematically deep and having this melancholic touch present in the best of Allen's works, loved it, incredible movie.

    99/100

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    Vertigo, widely regarded as one of the best films of all time and even as THE best of all time by some, and I cannot disagree with these statements. Seeing a filmmaker or any artist hit his or her artistic peak, sometimes they peak so much that in order to culminate their works they must deconstruct all they did, and in Hithcock's case with Vertigo he would deconstruct all the tropes or formulas he created for thrillers throughout his career,…

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    ★★★★★

    As I'm writing this review I'm shaking, my heart is racing, I can't believe what I just witnessed, as each second passes I am more and more convinced that Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages is the greatest film I've ever seen, and to properly begin this review I'd like to quote my own review of what was until 3 hours ago my favorite film of all time: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).


    Talking about the iconic match-cut



    "it contains…

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★½

    A terrific screenplay with some amazing character development and some of the coldest dialogue I've seen in any film, the acting is superb, I mean it has Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, enough said, and the rest of the cast is just as great. The editing is spot on, the way all the stories from all the characters are interwined is amazing and the pacing is one of the best I've seen in any film, never felt those 3…

  • Destiny

    Destiny

    ★★★★★

    A story about life, death love, loss, and power. The German master Fritz Lang amazes me once again with one of his most ambitious works. Starts off as a horror/mystery folklore tale, then as it progresses it becomes a story about loss, grief and how a person deals with it, then we get a long segement where 3 different stories that are set in different places around the world show us the eternal battle between Love and Death, all these…

  • Sound of the Mountain

    Sound of the Mountain

    ★★★★★

    A minimalist yet gigantic cinematic gem, this was my introduction to Mikio Naruse and I was blown away to say the least. As every second passed and each word from each dialogue was spoken by the characters my emotional engagement and love for this film kept growing. As soon as we're introduced to the characters we are shown a storm that anticipates us the storms of emotions, heartbreaks and changes our characaters are about to go through. If we saw…

  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

    ★★★★★

    The master Andrei Tarkovsky once again makes me reconsider the way I see life, and all the things that compose it with one of his films, as usual with him Nostalghia could mean nothing, or it could mean anything, it is always up to the viewer and how they see life. This film challenges our 'logical' way of seeing life, just as Stalker, Solaris, Mirror, and Andrei Rublev did, even if one does not fully understand the plot or story…