Favorite films

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Memories of Murder
  • The Secret in Their Eyes
  • The Master

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  • Squid Game

    ★★★★½

  • The Last Duel

    ★★★½

  • The Squid and the Whale

    ★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★★

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  • Klaus

    Klaus

    ★★★★★

    By virtue of being a part film business - as a filmmaker, member of the audience, critic, actor, or otherwise - one has to inadvertently open up to judgment. Sometimes, scathing! 'That film's plot was too simplistic'!, 'That film had the worst music I had heard in years!', The cinematography was great, but the direction fell flat', 'How can you be fond of Nolan after watching Tarkovsky?' 'How do you consider mainstream films as works of art?'.

    In all these…

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★

    Every time someone antagonizes Nicolas Cage's character in the film, you expect his signature outbreak, engulfing everything in its path in irredeemable fury. Instead, what you get, is a sombre, broken, yet strong reply. A reply in kind. Every time.

    I feel this is where the film - and inarguably Nicolas Cage's performance - shines through. The man is not out for revenge - as many would expect. He is just out looking for his pig. A pig by his…

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★★

    It is often said that to become a writer, you would have to live the life of a writer. I would respectfully disagree. As Paterson goes on to show, to become a writer, the most imperative thing is to,just, LIVE. Not for a goal. Not for vanity. Not for fame. Not for the perfection of an artform. But, to just live. Because it is in living that life deals its perfection back to us. It is in living that the…

  • Amadeus

    Amadeus

    ★★★★½

    Being a Genius isn't the problem. The toll of trying to be one, while persistently being swamped in relative mediocrity, is. That is what defines Amadeus. The film might be named after Mozart, but the story is truly about Salieri, his rampant pursuit of greatness, and his constant failure to achieve it. For every Mozart in the world, we have hundred of Salieris who are great in their skill but don't have that one thing that might turn them into…