zbliss

23 year old film lover and photographer living in Southern California.

Favorite films

  • Casablanca
  • The Godfather
  • Rear Window
  • A Ghost Story

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  • Waves

    ★★★★½

  • Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

  • Extraction

    ★★

  • Vertigo

    ★★★★★

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  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★½

    Waves is an exceptional film that breaks away from the traditional Hollywood style in many ways (besides just being an A24 Film😂). 

    The stories and lives in this film stick with you. It’s powerful. They explore beauty in all the mundane places and welcome happiness as well as sadness and pain. It shows that all our emotions, no matter how much we may not like them, have a time and place to be experienced. 

    On a side note, the visuals…

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

    Seven Samurai is a timeless masterpiece that has been the main building block for the “rag tag group of fighters teaming up to defeat evil” genre. It is the first film in history to carry out this concept.

     You may be more familiar with The Magnificent Seven, an 1960s American Film that adapted the storyline to fit western culture. It was based on Seven Samurai and draws many of the same character arcs and plot lines. 

    It is a 3…

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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    Vertigo is a stunning and brilliant film that encapsulates perfectly the thriller/romance genre. There is constant tension and excitement throughout the film that keep you wanting more. 

    I highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants mystery, excitement, and romance all in one film. 

    This is easily my favorite 50’s Film. No question in my mind that I am giving it 5 stars.

  • Extraction

    Extraction

    ★★

    Chris Hemsworth has always been one of my favorite actors to see on screen largely due to his staple character Thor.

    However, as much as I wanted to like this film, I simply could not. The plot and character development in this film were simply non-existent.

    The only redeeming quality was the heavily rehearsed action sequences with impressive camera movement and long cuts. The director was clearly trying  to emphasize the “one take” mindset in the action sequences which was…