Favorite films

  • Twin Peaks
  • There Will Be Blood
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Saving Private Ryan

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  • Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

  • Stalker

    ★★★★★

  • Nightcrawler

    ★★★★★

  • Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    I recently rewatched Memories of Murder and I enjoyed it greatly. I found it hilarious and sad, liked the cinematography and the general feeling.

    What struck me, however, was the ending and the way that the central mystery was left unsolved. I have been watching many films recently due to lockdown, especially Hitchcock and it got me thinking about the effect of leaving mysteries unsolved in drama. Having grown up on a diet of British crime dramas and novels (Agatha…

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    To deconstruct Stalker as symbolism misses the point. It is an immersive artistic experience where time is as fundamental an element as the story.

    Every movie you have watched has a narrative intention and uses time in a specific way, so to watch Stalker with this understanding of film means there is a bit of a struggle to reorientate how one sees the film.

    To your point, the writer, professor and even the armed guards around the zone are how…

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  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★½

    I have so much that I loved and want to rave about, but man, what a masterclass in directing by Mike Mills. The choice to use the in-world interviews and bedtime stories as narration over establishing shots and montages gave the film such a beautiful rhythm and made the whole movie feel so aesthetically unique. The visuals were gorgeous, and Mills really got the most out of each of the three leads. Woody Norman gave one of the best child…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★

    American Psycho' is one of my favorites.

    I think it represents a critique of hyper-consumption, and the elite class who sit at the helm of society. Did Bateman commit those crimes? If no, what is it about having everything, being so superficially in possession of the 'right' things that is not satisfying? (For Bateman, this includes also possessing the right postured opinion, as in the restaurant scene mentioning Apartheid). What is it that leads to such wild fantasies to create…