Favorite films

  • Seven Samurai
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Seventh Seal

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  • Cesar and Rosalie

    ★★★★½

  • The Hidden Fortress

    ★★★★

  • Stormy Waters

    ★★★★

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★½

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  • Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: The Hidden Fortress

    Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: The Hidden Fortress

    ★★★★

    John Ford's influences were kind of obvious watching the movie, but it's interesting to hear about sawdust so that the galloping would be really visible, and how whole scene was shot. It's also amazing Toshiro Mifune did some of those crazy stunts himself. Truly the man was a samurai through and through. I suggest watching (or rewatching) the movie first before going on this one. This goes into quite a bit of technical details, so it is easy to get…

  • Sérénade à 3

    Sérénade à 3

    ★★★

    Not a whole lot of information here, but still a worthwhile watch if you've seen "Cesar and Rosalie". Originally Cesar was supposed to be played by Michel Piccoli and Gerard Depardieu was considered for David (Depardieu was dropped as he was too young at the time so the triangle wouldn't be believable). The initial script was a comedy with a completely different setup (many comedic elements did end in the final movie), the final scene was by chance and Sautet…

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★★

    This is a marvelously written story about dementia and what it means to lose your mind. The movie is centered on Anthony, the old man suffering from dementia and we see the world through his eyes and mind. It's an interesting angle to take and one that is so well done here. As Anthony starts rapidly mentally deteriorating, so does our confusion increase on which of many different realities created is real. It's a labyrinth really that only becomes a…

  • Stormy Waters

    Stormy Waters

    ★★★★

    It's a storm not only at sea but inside our characters as well. The gloomy atmosphere, the excellent performances, and the cinematography will keep you glued to this movie. Although the story is quite simple, it is dramatic and literary (not surprising as it is an adaptation of a novel). The last scene is moving and poetic.