Favorite films

  • Dead Man
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Baraka

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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

  • The General

  • Kitchen Sink

  • Fantastic Fungi

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  • Grim

    Grim

    So hypnotic and trippy. Even after reading the description of how Takashi Ito visually created this, I'm still not fully certain how he executed some of the shots. Inspires me to want to try and attempt something similar.

  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage

    "Lord, please let my soul come to maturity before it is reaped."

    In the eyes of every broken soul is a hidden yearning to love and to be loved. It resides behind the cold, hardened facade, seemingly impenetrable, waiting to be noticed in a glance.

    A beautifully shot and written silent film by Swedish director Victor Sjöström. What struck me most, besides the sophisticated imagery, was the naturalistic acting, which is not what you’d expect from a 100-year old film.…

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  • Hitokara ヒトカラ

    Hitokara ヒトカラ

    Visual poetry. I felt this.

    I especially loved the last section of the film with the monkeys in the cemetery and the meditative shots in the forest. So peaceful.

  • Sans Soleil

    Sans Soleil

    A brilliant travelogue full of profound observations that are often quite poetic. There is so much insight and information to absorb about the cultures shown and the changing world that makes it somewhat difficult to keep up with at times, but that is where multiple viewings will come in handy. This is definitely a documentary I’ll be revisiting in the future.