SamWise747

SamWise747

Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Oldboy

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  • Perfect Days

    ★★★★½

  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★½

  • All of Us Strangers

    ★★★★½

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

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  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    ★★★★½

    It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me

    Just as beautifully life affirming and contemplative on rewatch. I think very few films I've seen have been able to achieve this level of meditative beauty as this one does for me, in its lighthearted carefree narrative and sincerely driven character in how he views what most precieve as otherwise mundane everyday ups and downs of life he sees as moments to charish. As do I charish every little moment of genuine heart this film has to offer.

  • All of Us Strangers

    All of Us Strangers

    ★★★★½

    Beautifully tender and consistently devestating. Andrew Haighs latest soul crushing story of love is conveyed by some of the more ambitious ethereal ideas a drama like this could take swings at and somehow, despite knowing what was coming it didn't make it any less painful in those lasting final moments of haunting heartbreak. A beautiful film of refusing to grieve and move on in life so you can allow yourself to love oneself and others again. Andrew Scott gives one…

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  • Manticore

    Manticore

    ★★★½

    TIFF #14

    This one's gonna get some interesting reactions and discussion much like the Q&A with Carlos Vermut was after my screening today. Gonna leave this one vague and short because I think not having expectations before hand helps but this a really well done slow burn character study anchored by a subtle and understated performance by Nacho Sanchez and a heartfelt one by Zoe Stein. Can't say anymore but this won't be for everyone and not sure if this…

  • La Jauría

    La Jauría

    ★★★

    TIFF #1

    A dark tale and exploration into the minds of fragile and broken young men in this unique odyssey of self reflection and masculinity. Beautifully shot cinematography with some of the best night time sequences I've seen in awhile combined with great use of sound design & music make for some ethereal and dreamlike moments. I think the first half is a bit slow and it took me awhile to get into but once the film slowly peels back it's layers there's quite a bit to chew on in this unique debut feature from director Andre's Ramirez Pulido.