Favorite films

  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Parasite
  • Rear Window

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  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    ★★★★

  • Ocean's Eleven

    ★★★½

  • Free Guy

    ★½

  • Sicario

    ★★★★

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  • Repulsion

    Repulsion

    ★★★

    By technical standards, a good film indeed: one which skilfully explores isolated, internal female anxiety and assertive, physical male lust through a distorted subjective lens of androphobia, claustrophobia and mental fragmentation, symbolised through the "crack in the walls" motif, as a possible allusion to Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1892 short story The Yellow Wallpaper. However, by its nature and intended purpose, Repulsion begins so listlessly, and unfolds so repetitively that it becomes difficult to maintain engagement. Although it does gradually build up…

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★½

    Frances not actually being a real person won't stop me from wishing her all the best in her future endeavours.

    This film is so real and resonant on a level that I've never really experienced before. It's no tale of outlandish escapism, but simply a story of one bubbly, relatable person navigating their way through adulthood, and all the ups and downs it entails. And Frances dances! The choice for black and white, paying homage to the French New Wave…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★½

    First of all, just say the title out loud. The Wolf Of Wall Street. Ugh! Isn’t that just the slickest, snappiest title you’ve ever heard? It rolls off the tongue so easily, while perfectly capturing the essence of the titular character as a drug-fueled, womanising criminal maniac disguised as a wealthy stockbroker. Turns out that name was actually created by the real Jordan Belfort for the title of his autobiography, so props to the man himself for coming up with it.…

  • Children of Men

    Children of Men

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I couldn’t help but rewatch Children of Men. I was curious to see whether I would love it as much as I did when I wrote my first review, or if any structural, narrative or tonal flaws would be revealed upon closer inspection. But as with the first watch, I soon found myself fully immersed into the world of Theo Farron, a world imploding in reaction to the loss of the precious human ability to procreate, a world frightfully more relevant to…