Bea

My life in films.
WW2 period films. 1960s cinema. Documentaries of all sorts. Krzysztof Kieślowski enthusiast.

Favorite films

  • Harakiri
  • Decalogue I
  • Come and See
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

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  • Purple Rain

    ★★★★

  • Nobody

    ★★★½

  • Big Little Lies

    ★★★★½

  • Seconds

    ★★★★

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  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★★

    3 parts, 7.8 hours, and a million mixed feelings.

    I’d willingly devour any media that features the musical ingenuity of The Beatles. Despite having watched all of their films and documentaries, being given another 7-hour anthology of the critical moments building up to their final live performance on the Apple Corps rooftop is a real pleasure for Beatles aficionados like myself. We get to see the good, the bad, and the ugly parts along the way, we get to appreciate…

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    Zero Dark Thirty

    ★½

    Zero Dark Thirty is more of a disappointment than relief. There's no significant build-up of events, I don't find any of the characters remarkable nor relatable, the screenplay was quite subpar, and the sequence of events is quite confusing and was specially catered towards audiences who are aware of the events preceding and surrounding Osama Bin Laden's death. I wouldn't suggest this film to anyone whose goal is to better understand the history surrounding 9/11 and America's efforts to track…

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  • Catch Me If You Can

    Catch Me If You Can

    ★★★★

    Frank Abagnale Jr. at ages 16-21:
    •becomes a pilot,
    •becomes a doctor,
    •passes the Louisiana board exam by studying in just 2 weeks
    •becomes a legal prosecutor
    •forges a Harvard Medical School transcript
    •forged checks of over $2 million,
    •gets hired by the FBI

    Me at 19 years old:
    • randomly slaps my belly fat roll
    • laughs at stupid memes on the internet

    And I rest my case!
    ps: i'm definitely not insinuating that committing a federal crime is…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★

    Typical Charlie Kaufman, is all I can say. If you're not familiar with the way he writes and directs (see Synecdoche New York, Anomalisa, Being John Malkovich, and Adaptation), then Im Thinking of Ending Things would probably feel very new to you. Oddly, this film's whole vibe felt eerie, yet comforting, as if I was given a satisfying hug from a complete stranger.

    I refuse to digest this film's whole premise by mere face value. Obviously, there's so much more…