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  • Fallen Angels
  • August in the Water
  • In Vanda's Room
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  • Yi Yi

    ★★★★★

  • Kids

  • Shiva Baby

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  • Days of Being Wild

    Days of Being Wild

    ★★★★½

    Wong Kar-wai ranked

    Not gonna lie, after watching Fallen Angels I was a tiny bit disappointed with In The Mood For Love and Chungking Express. Yes, both are incredible pieces of cinema and both are among my all-time favorites, but I was hoping to get the same vibes that I got from FA again. The only non-Wong Kar-wai which was able to achieve a similar atmosphere was Fruit Chan's Made In Hong Kong. But now that I’ve finally seen Days Of Being Wild, I…

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★★

    La Haine ("the hate") is a film I learned to love like none other over the past years. It’s probably the one film that I’ve seen the most in my life. With friends, alone at night, in French classes, or be it clips on YouTube, reliving some of my favorite scenes and moments. 
    Because of that, without giving it a lot of thought, I started to ironically refer to it as "L’Amour" ("the love"), in appreciation of the enjoyment I…

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  • Rebels of the Neon God

    Rebels of the Neon God

    ★★★★½

    Tsai Ming-liang‘s portrayal of youth and the city life is just incredible. Yes, it is slow and nihilistic but not to an overly pretentious degree, he seems to perfecty understand his characters' psyche and knows how to depict it in his films. 

    While his style of storytelling may not resonate with everyone, the visuals alone make this worth a look. As mentioned, Rebels Of The Neon God captures Taipei beautifully. Be it the streets at night, NEON LIGHTS drenched roller skate…

  • Audition

    Audition

    ★★★★★

    Maybe one day I’ll have the motivation to write about this film. Then I’m going to tell you how much I love it. How much it means to me, that it is so much more than a regular horror movie. That it is about love, about trusting people that are close to you, about the fear of loss, being obsessed with someone to an irrational degree, and dealing with the death of a loved one. I’d tell you how it…