Favorite films

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
  • Trust
  • The Days Between

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  • Love & Pop

    ★★★★★

  • Dogs & Cats

    ★★★

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★

  • Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie

    ★★★★★

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  • Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie

    Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie

    ★★★★★

    OK this is my shit. This raw, unfiltered style of filmmaking lends itself well to the plethora of societal themes. Homelessness is portrayed so powerfully, as they are often seen disrespected, ignored, beaten up, essentially less than human. There are instances of real beauty and community, however, which offers a sense of tonal balance and clarity, while also humanising the homeless participants in this semi-documentary. The youthful energy throughout is palpable, for better, or for worse. We see these teenage…

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    ★★★★★

    Being allowed entry into 30 years of Jonas Mekas' life between the '70s up until 2000 was not something I anticipated as being an experience that would provoke such an intimate amount of introspection in me. There's a very personal aspect to a film such as this, the narration, provided by the man himself, feels so incredibly personable and friendly, so comfortable and familiar, which is only amplified by the fact that we're following Mekas' journey alongside him, in a…

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    That was epic for the win.

  • El sur

    El sur

    ★★★★

    El Sur confronts the childish notion of parental innocence, and unmasks the perfection of adulthood from the perspective of early childhood. This, combined with its emphatically slow pacing, forms a modest, methodical coming-of-age story.

    Augustin, the father of protagonist, Estrella, engages in mysterious behaviour, assumed to be the result of heavy burdens, which Estrella discovers by happenstance. Regardless, he is a loving father, and no scene best indicates this than his final scene, wherein he and Estrella, now a teenager,…