Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Mouchette
  • Straw Dogs

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  • The Whip and the Body

    ★★★½

  • Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    ★★½

  • The Castle

    ★★★★½

  • Messiah of Evil

    ★★★★½

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  • The Light at the Edge of the World

    The Light at the Edge of the World

    ★★★½

    Had never heard of this one despite the name leads but it’s quite a gem. I watched this cos I like lighthouses but turns out it’s a pirate movie! The opening titles got me thinking this was gonna be a bit dry due to the jaunty music but shit gets real pretty fast. I like pirate movies that actually portray them as vicious as they probably were and this is one of the best. Though it doesn’t go as far…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★

    *Rick-Dalton-pointing-at-his-tv meme*: The Movie.

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

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

    A miraculous film that feels so breezy even though it runs three hours. That feels so suspenseful despite one knowing the ending. That honestly gets better each time you watch it.

    I think the appeal this has to me for rewatching is that you start to feel like Graysmith, going back over the clues in dusty folders, hoping to finally find the key to the case but of course, like him, you never find it. That sense of feeling close to the truth but it forever being just out of reach is a really powerful thing and keeps me coming back to this movie.

  • Luz

    Luz

    ★★★★★

    Holy fuck this is good. Pure cinema. I’m staggered that this is essentially a student film. It’s made with the utmost confidence and looks and sounds better than most much bigger budgeted films released today. Shot on 16mm, the cinematography has a delicious blend of 80s horror, euro arthouse and a bit of Nöe. I miss the look of real film today, something ineffable has been lost in most digital films. (There’s maybe a few too many scratches on the…