Favorite films

  • The Last Days of Disco
  • A Moment of Innocence
  • The Long Goodbye
  • An Autumn Afternoon

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  • The Last Metro

    ★★★

  • The Third Man

    ★★★★★

  • Minnie and Moskowitz

    ★★★

  • Memoria

    ★★★★

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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★★

    Varda's film offers the gradual undressing of the ego, our protagonist's eventual discovery of her role not as a functioning human being, but as a symbol of perfection amongst a society of spectators. Note the recurring motif of the presence of mirrors, a persistent reminder of Cleo's worth only as an image to those around her. Cleo's decision to remove her wig imminently reduces her to imperfection, and the consequent alteration in public perception of her is realised with an…

  • The Dreamers

    The Dreamers

    The Dreamers thrusts us, the viewer, into an entirely new society and culture in which we are duly indulged. The lavish grandeur of '60s Paris is beautifully realised by Bertolucci's camera, creating a world with which we are simultaneously involved and smitten. Our protagonist, Matthew, is the only character considered "clean" come the beginning of the film - that is, an outsider to the fast-moving and distinctive universe that is explored throughout the feature's runtime. It is in this sense…

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  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    ★★★★½

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is essentially a film energised by a real-life rivalry between two stars of their era: Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The film's ultimate irony is that the era-spanning tumultuous relationship between the two actresses ultimately works wonders in its favour by exemplifying the sibling rivalry portrayed onscreen throughout, with the film's eventual success being the result of the convincing tension created and sustained between our two leads. The conspicuous hatred between the envious 'Baby'…

  • The Great Dictator

    The Great Dictator

    ★★★★★

    Simultaneously harrowing and funny; a true testament to the exceptional talent of Charles Chaplin.