Favorite films

  • Yi Yi
  • In a Lonely Place
  • High Fidelity
  • All That Jazz

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  • Dead Calm

    ★★

  • The American Friend

    ★★★★

  • The Kid Detective

    ★★★½

  • Stormy Monday

    ★★★

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  • The Kid Detective

    The Kid Detective

    ★★★½

    A little rushed towards its ending, The Kid Detective was unexpectedly dark and twisted. It also was unexpectedly good. 
    Noir-esque dark comedy about failure and growing up.

  • Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday

    ★★★

    Long live the Krakow Jazz Ensemble! 
    In the hands of the Coen brothers this could have been great. At the hands of Mike Figgis it’s just a mess. The story feels pointless and dull with an irregular pacing, but this doesn’t stop the film from being aesthetically alluring and beautiful. Deakins, man... 

    Also: Sting!!!

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    A masterpiece. Femininity as seen through the female gaze. The kind of rare achievement where all the elements of a cinematic experience are in tune with the narrative.
    A movie about being an artist, yes, but also about being a woman. Not many movies have accomplished what Portrait of a Lady on Fire does exposing the perils and limits of artistic representation. A story of lust, art and love, told in the most humane way. Sciamma approaches her characters with…

  • The Woman in the Window

    The Woman in the Window

    All Hitchcock homages are destined to be mediocre. Even the ones by De Palma suffer from this curse. They are, at best, inferior to their source material. 
    This one is particularly messy, corny and cheap. Great cast, tho.