Reuben

"a world of light; she's gonna open our eyes up"

favourites rotate regularly :)

Favorite films

  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • High and Low
  • Maborosi

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  • Adieu Bohème

  • Four Roads

  • The Booth

  • Nimic

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  • After Life

    After Life

    ★★★★★

    one of my all-time favourites - a peerlessly profound masterwork, exploring the power of film through the most human lens imaginable. peaceful, minimal, careful, measured filmmaking used to mine one of the best concepts for a story i've ever heard for maximum emotion. every stroke hits something deep in my soul; there's so much wisdom and knowledge of life from all walks in each moment i honestly can't believe it's real. it's one to hold close, and treasure dearly.

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    i just can't believe this film exists...

    there are no words.

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  • Adieu Bohème

    Adieu Bohème

    wow... it opens extremely effectively, and proceeds well enough with very impressive and well-executed technical achievements alongside a comedic and somewhat whimsical take on the 'eternal sunshine'/'after life' brand of memory-themed cinema, but then it subtly mutates within that same long take into one of the most affecting, gorgeous, powerful shorts i've ever seen, with a fucking knockout final ache. wondrous filmmaking.

    it's up on mubi here: mubi.com/films/adieu-boheme

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    all of pta's work has this bubbling tension, this darkness, lurking just beneath the surface - sometimes overt, sometimes shrouded or almost invisible, but always inescapable. some of his films build to explosive moments where it bursts through into the foreground, some of them scarcely see it retreat from the fore at all - and some of them revel in just letting the darkness simmer. here is the latter; this hazy dream of a time long gone throws two ingredients…

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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★½

    oh, pulp fiction... it's just one of those films everyone watches when they start to think "yeah i like films" and see that it is so highly regarded. and in the 24 years since its release, it has been so consistently praised, analysed, rewatched and championed that there is nothing to say that everyone doesn't already know, and i won't even attempt to bother.

    but goddamn, it is a pretty fucking good film.

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

    this film ended up finding its way into my blu-ray player at just the right time. relatively early in the evening, in the middle of a rather gruelling week just when what i needed was an escape - and what better film for it than this. it makes me want to say "i don't know why i waited so long to watch this" even though i do know why.. the runtime. and the 18th century setting. but fuck that, this…