obdeji

Film student. Liverpool. Screenwriter!

Favorite films

  • Into the Wild
  • Coraline
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • The Tree of Life

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  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★

  • Foxcatcher

    ★★★½

  • Don't Look Up

    ★★★

  • The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

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  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher

    ★★★½

    Somehow, the film manages to combine elegance, drive, and bare-knuckled rivalry within a parcel of haunting conflict of power.

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★

    The film’s greatest quality is the final third, which, amongst the mismatched tonal choices of the preceding two, proves devastating and touching.

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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    I’m as bad as you are. I’m more like you than her.

    This is more than a father-son relationship, this is more than an examination of human interaction, nature, and grace. The Tree of Life works to a standard of filmmaking that only those willing to be accepting of it will revel and enjoy. It’s freestanding, beautiful, awe-drawing, and autobiographical for every eye that rests upon its magnificence. 

    Also, Jessica Chastain is superb.

  • 25th Hour

    25th Hour

    ★½

    Aside from the cool PSH in the club dolly shot, nothing happened. Norton was poor, they’d get more fluidity if they used a cardboard cutout. In fact, PSH was the only performance I didn’t consider pouring acid into my eyes after watching. And the editing! Was this edited with children’s play scissors? 
    There are moments of light: the club scene, the ‘fuck you’ speech (although seemingly pointless), and its’ score. I can’t, however, command you to watch the movie on the…