Favorite films

  • The Cremator
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Insomnia
  • The Card Counter

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  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★★

  • Che: Part Two

    ★★★★

  • Manhunter

    ★★★★½

  • The Apartment

    ★★★★

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  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria

    ★★★★★

    Has there ever been such a devastating and beautiful ending to a movie like the one in Nights of Cabiria? Fellini's bittersweet world here is truly something few filmmakers could do.

  • The Assassin

    The Assassin

    ★★★½

    Elio Petri's debut film The Assassin lays the groundwork for the style and themes his later movies would have. The cinematography, while visually stunning is not close to the constantly moving and very busy camera work that brings immediacy like his other movies. It also lacks the wild and intense nature that I love from Petri's work. On a positive note though, I really love the smooth transitions and seamless cuts in the movie as they are just incredible to…

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  • Waves

    Waves

    ½

    Waves is so far the worst film I have seen in recent memory. It is so overly manipulative with its music choices and dialogue, cinematography that is trying too much while also not accomplishing anything, no reason for so many aspect ratio changes (like really? Do you have to change it to a different aspect ratio after a major moment in the film?), and a plot that pretty much ends half the way through. Do not recommend it at all.

  • Pierrot le Fou

    Pierrot le Fou

    ★★★★★

    Is it a musical, a comedy, a thriller, a romance, or a political movie? The answer is that Pierrot Le Fou may be coming from all sorts of genres, but it would be unfair to put it under a single label. Pierrot Le Fou is a fun, exciting, innovative, poetic, and gorgeous film about two lovers leaving society. As mentioned in Jeanne Pierre Gorin’s introduction to the film you can see it’s roots from famous noir films like Gun Crazy.…