Favorite films

  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
  • Altered States
  • Farewell My Concubine

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  • Opera

    ★★★★

  • Farewell My Concubine

    ★★★★★

  • Old

    ★★★

  • After Life

    ★★★★

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  • Opera

    Opera

    Dario Argento is truly unlike any other Horror filmmaker out there. a technical wizard who sets himself apart by literally putting you in the characters of all his films, he's also got a true sense of style and music too. Whatever his flaws are, he's rightfully earned his place in the grand Canon of Horror.

    Opera is a film that dazzles and thrills. The music, camera angles and editing are perfectly executed and Argento's direction here feels confident and smooth,…

  • Farewell My Concubine

    Farewell My Concubine

    ★★★★★

    Farewell My Concubine is a film about contrasts. The bigger, national history of China versus the private, intimate showings and relationships of its main characters. About a country that’s evolving and developing into a bigger power versus its main characters who still cling on to and practice an archaic but beautiful art form. It is both an epic and a micro coming of age story.

    It is the literary equivalent of an epic novel, throughout the entire movie you witness…

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  • Rehearsals for Retirement

    Rehearsals for Retirement

    ★★★★½

    Video game to film adaptations will never work. No matter the idea, technology or the vision available it will never work in any way possible. That might sound extreme but just look at the history of those adaptations and you'll get the idea, and even at the same time it's a disrespect to both of these two different mediums. Film is an audio/visual journey with it's own available techniques and styles, whereas video games combine every medium imaginable and offers…

  • Ville Marie

    Ville Marie

    ★★★★½

    For the next 12 minutes you'll witness a universe filling up an empty void, it is being built and crafted in the most beautiful, majestic way possible. However after a certain period it will all come crashing down yet among all this chaos and destruction, the imagery will be forever etched into your skull.