tomoliver

Don’t hold me to old ratings, I’ve forgotten how I feel about films about a week after seeing them

Favorite films

  • Paris, Texas
  • Blade Runner
  • Black Orpheus
  • The Cranes Are Flying

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  • The Godfather

    ★★★★★

  • Starship Troopers

    ★★★★

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    ★★★★

  • Nanook of the North

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  • Nanook of the North

    Nanook of the North

    This played as an outdoor screening in the middle of the night, in a small courtyard in Bologna. 

    It was sold out and I didn’t have a ticket, but I just sort of stood around like a soused, sweaty-faced prick and was allowed to sit near the back. 

    The film played on a 35mm print through an old carbon arc projector the size of a boat anchor. It had a great funnel welded on top, churning out hot smoke from…

  • Boat People

    Boat People

    ★★★½

    I don’t know much about the politics of the era, or of post-war Vietnam, so I’m sure there’s a lot to unpick there, and I get the sense that the controversy around its release was not unmerited.

    This was gorgeous and absolutely brutal in the same go, slightly saggy pace-wise but very worth watching

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