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i write reviews bc i don’t remember anything i watch

favorites are just some movies i’ve been thinking about lately

Favorite films

  • Funny Games
  • The Shining
  • Fallen Angels
  • Burning

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  • In the Mood for Love

    ★★★

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    ★★★★

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★½

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  • Mother

    Mother

    ★★★★★

    just as soon as you think you have a bong joon-ho movie figured out he throws the most batshit crazy curveball at you that changes the tone of the entire movie.

    kim hye-ja gave one of the most believable performances i've seen depicting the realities of motherhood; beautiful and rewarding at times, but also difficult and terribly lonely. the subtle nuances in her vocal fluctuation and body language were incredible and so convincing. 

    absolutely loved it

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★★

    i've started this movie maybe 4 or 5 times and hadn’t sat down and finished it yet, but holy shit i’m glad i finally did. perfect comedic timing, music, acting, everything. no complaints at all. 

    although the whole movie takes place in one location, shiva baby will have you on the edge of your seat. honestly i would even say this was a comedy/thriller. odd combo but it works so well, the tension throughout is so addicting. 

    the ending as well?…

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★

    don’t get me wrong, i liked it, but something didn’t click for me. maybe it’s because i’m not usually a fan of romance movies, but the story felt like it was lacking. 

    the cinematography was good, but less captivating than i expected it to be. loved the music, so much so that i let the credits play until the end so i could listen to it. 

    surprisingly my least favorite WKW i’ve seen so far

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★

    i get these were primarily new characters so origin stories are to be expected, but despite all the background it gave i still didn’t feel connected to any of the characters or their motives. 

    the special effects were spotty at times. the acting was okay, tony leung was the only one who i thought had a believable performance. awkwafina’s character was funny at times, but her quirky personality felt way too forced. 

    finally a hero whose weakness is daddy issues!!!

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  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★★

    Listen, I don't have much time but I wanted to write and tell you that this is a phenomenal movie in quite literally every aspect. It was like batting in the most rigged game of baseball and the pitcher won't stop throwing curveballs; the pitcher of course being Christopher Nolan.

    Now, I can hear the dramatic symphony music playing so I should wake up any seco-

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

    there’s something about watching the joker leave gotham in shambles while our own world is in shambles that hits different right about now