Favorite films

  • House of Hummingbird
  • All About Lily Chou-Chou
  • Things to Come
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

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  • Cherry Blossom on My Palm

  • Typhoon Club

    ★★★★

  • Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops

    ★★★★½

  • The Glory

    ★★★★½

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  • House of Hummingbird

    House of Hummingbird

    ★★★★★

    "I hope my readers will find strength through my stories in their times of loneliness"

    As a confused 14-year-old teenager, do we know what it is like to live? What is our purpose and place in the rest of the world? House of the Hummingbird is of the few films that get to me. This film managed to break me and put me back together by the end of it. A slice-of-life drama set in 1990s Korea, we follow Eunhee…

  • Our Little Sister

    Our Little Sister

    ★★★★★

    “I’m so happy that beauty still looks beautiful to me”

    The only other films that have me the same type of warmth as Umimachi Diary (Our Little Sister) were Hirokazu Kore-eda's other films. But I felt a sensation so potent that I rarely feel in other films. The bond that the sisters share is so tender, that the entire film feels cozy. It’s very comforting and soothing and serene and everything else that you can think of when looking at…

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  • The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House

    The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House

    ★★★★½

    this is for the people whose favorite emoji is 🥹

    "it's not glorifying daily life. we want to show that life is beautiful as is."

    – nana mori (kiyo)

  • Broker

    Broker

    ★★★½

    Thank you for being born, director Hirokazu Koreeda 🫶

    Though not without its faults, I do like the Japanese auteur’s foray into Korean Cinema. I like it in a sense that I can’t help but like it, even if it’s just because. This film has been accused of retreading the same sensibilities, themes, and narrative threads of the director’s previous work. I, on the other hand, don’t see it that way. Koreeda is one of my favorite directors, and his…