Ahmed Aiman

These four favourite films are the most recent films I've seen that entered my all-time favourites list.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    The feelings that overwhelmed me right from the beginning when my ears were graced with "Ba-ba-da-ba da-ba-da-ba" up until the moment Mia looks back at Sebastian and they smile at each other for the last time are just ineffable!

  • Two Days, One Night

    Two Days, One Night

    ★★★★

    This gritty slice of social realism works both as an exploration of human nature—how essentially egoistic it is but also capable of altruism—and as a character study of a person on the verge of another nervous breakdown while facing a dilemma. This is also a showcase of Marion Cotillard's undisputed acting prowess —It's great that I share the same birthday date with her :) The Dardenne brothers' use of wide, long shot and handheld camera is simply outstanding. They further…

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    I admire movies of this kind; movies that feel simple and spontaneous, and have unrestrained plot. But I prepare myself before watching a movie of this kind; simply because I usually don't find myself connected emotionally with these movies. And I was ready to watch one of these art-house movies that I appreciate from the artistic and technical standpoint more than truly enjoying them. But Roma really took me off guard. Because I found out that Cuarón took this artistic…

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    Putting aside the unrealistically perfect character of Kayla's father (Josh Hamilton is fantastic, though) and some stereotypes that surround it, and a poorly-written subplot, Eighth Grade is an agonizingly accurate and authentic look at life’s most universally awkward phase thanks to first-time director, Bo Burnham's painstaking attention to detail, astonishing use of music that captures the spirit of the titular time period, and Elsie Fisher's breakthrough performance who played her role achingly well.

    (8.5/10)