Ayub Nor

He/Him - 15
Just your typical cinephile. Been a member since August 2020. On a quest to complete the BFI's Sight and Sound Top 250

Favorite films

  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Magnolia
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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  • Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★½

  • Airplane Mode

    ★½

  • Hot Summer Nights

    ★★

  • Ugetsu

    ★★★★

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  • Hot Summer Nights

    Hot Summer Nights

    ★★

    Almost as if some amateur wanted to make a summer-vibe flick with an energized style of that of Scorsese, Tarantino, and PTA, but comes off as embarrassing and cringe-worthy when it tries to be cool and hip. Even with Edgar Wright-esque editing and pacing it doesn't feel interesting at all, not to mention the corny cliches. Still not huge on Timothee Chalamet's monotonous acting.

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    ★★½

    This is one of those examples where I couldn't be less interested in a film that I couldn't wait for it to end as it progressed. As far as The Magnificent Ambersons goes, it doesn't feel very impressive yet it is hailed as one of the greatest ever. Even at 88 minutes it feels longer than it's runtime.

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  • He's All That

    He's All That

    ★★

    A gender-swapped remake of 1999's She's All That, He's All That feels undeniably pointless to even be needed and feels like a internet celebrity vehicle than an actual film. She's All That certainly isn't a masterpiece but it has a charm that got it a cult following. Contrast that to this, and there is nothing there.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    A solid adaptation of the novel. Love the visuals, design and score. Though Chalamet can give a lukewarm performance.