Favorite films

  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Secrets & Lies
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • The Age of Innocence

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  • Luck

    ★½

  • Prey

    ★★★½

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

    ★★½

  • Not Okay

    ★★½

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  • In Front of Your Face

    In Front of Your Face

    ★★★★½

    "Are you dreaming?"

    The final words spoken in Hong Sang-soo's understated and criminally overlooked motion picture imbue his creation with a final sense of mystery. These words, in particular, have truly stuck with me.

    They seem to infuse the previous scenes with even more beauty: In dreams, it feels like, we can reach a heightened sense of reality, more beautiful, more fantastical, more aspirational.

    There's something about the question this quiet master leaves us with that makes the previous radiant…

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    Letter from an Unknown Woman

    ★★★★★

    In 'Letter from an Unknown Woman', Max Ophül's tragic and touching tale of an unrequited love, the colour white brushes a bittersweet, amorous painting of things that are, but will not necessarily be recognized as such.

    Think of a romantic night out:
    White roses, impulsively extended as a gesture of romantic affection. Fontaine's wonderfully played Lisa Berdle, who cautiously and gradually drops her layers of darkly clothed armour to reveal white lace tops whenever she exposes her emotional vulnerability. One…

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    What if you could see your whole life as an image, as a story told in one absolute and timeless form? Would you change it?

    Rarely, if ever, has a movie preached about the importance to embrace life's beauty, despite the knowledge of tragedies sure to come, than in Villeneuve's 'Arrival'. A powerful film parable about communication, grief, and imagination, so masterfully crafted and thematically dense, I wouldn't possibly know where to begin.

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

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