• Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria

    One of those films that instantly go on my top 4. Much like with La Strada, Masina and Fellini are able to create an entertaining and empathetic character. However, unlike the naive Gelsomina, Cabiria is optimistic yet worldly. Her plight is more relevant to us — she's just looking for happiness, security, and love.

    Lots of feeling and thoughts to sort through still, will have to rewatch.

  • Private Property

    Private Property

    Short and sweet (though a slow burn) low budget thriller with tones of class distinctions and romance. The final act is impressively shot for the time and budget.

  • Fire Music

    Fire Music

    Loved how it focused on the community of players and the support each one had for the other.

  • Dark Victory

    Dark Victory

    Davis killed it at portraying someone privileged enough to think she's invincible feeling her life unravel slowly (literally). Otherwise didn't really hook me in though.

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    His best film.

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    Watched it with my own good fellas.

  • The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

    Enjoyed this more than I thought. I loved Days of Heaven, and I liked Badlands, but was skeptical of Malick's style mixed with war and a three hour run time. Happy to be proven wrong — not only does the voiceover and introspection really grab you but the actual battle scenes are some of the most tense and engaging I've seen.

  • Dating & New York

    Dating & New York

    Fun and cute 👍

  • An Autumn Tale

    An Autumn Tale

    Appropriate for the autumn season, this Rohmer is more mature and deals with the feelings of older, aging people. Ironically the central plot revolves around a not-so-mature trick, but Rohmer is skillful enough to use this to get inside the head of someone wanting love but not being open to it.

  • Chan Is Missing

    Chan Is Missing

    Underwatched and underrated. An exploration of Chinese American experiences masked under a fun crime film.

  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends

    Boyfriends and Girlfriends

    Platonic ideal of a Rohmer film. Not complicated or with lofty goals — just Rohmer observing and being interested in the relationship dynamics of four young professionals.

  • A Tale of Winter

    A Tale of Winter

    Didn't hit me as much as other Rohmers but there's plenty of interesting commentary and dialogue. I found the plot a little more predictable, though the ending caught me by surprise.