thericvalentine

thericvalentine

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I used to be moderately popular on Twitter before I had a breakdown, now I'm Letterboxd's problem. Follow me on Instagram @thericvalentine

Favorite films

  • The Godfather
  • Casablanca
  • City of God
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • Irma Vep

    ★★★★½

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

  • Twilight

    ★★½

  • Don't Breathe 2

    ★★★½

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  • Irma Vep

    Irma Vep

    ★★★★½

    Chaotic, sad, lonely, and weirdly isolating. Irma Vep has been on my list for a while and Ive been meaning to watching it on Mubi for weeks, however, after tossing up what I might want to watch at the cinema today I decided to say, "fuck it" and I watched Irma Vep finally.

    It's an excellent and isolating picture. You never quite know what's bubbling under the surface. I've been on sets, they're chaotic. Nothing happens for hours on end…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    There are several things that Shang-Chi does so very well and after a period off after a very heavy MCU hangover, Shang-Chi brings me back into the MCU in such a way that i can't help to admire and enjoy it.

    The characters have depth and their modus is very clear, which makes all the MCU cookie cutter beats more impactful. The first act plays out like a Jackie Chan movie, which I love, the second act plays out like…

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  • Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers

    Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers

    Jeremy Corbell is one of the most self-serving and indulgent documentary filmmakers to have come out of the digital age, and it's a shame because Bob's story is fascinating. The level of indulgence can be summed up in two scenes out of the many many scenes I could choose. The first shows Corbell push a point that clearly makes Bob uncomfortable to discuss and doesn't take no for an answer. The second is when Corbell again asks Bob to discuss…

  • Lux Æterna

    Lux Æterna

    Holy fuck.

    Gaspar Noe has a habit of putting me into his films that very few are able to do. It's like I'm Alex deLarge being strapped to a chair with my eyes stapled opened and forced to spend eternity on this nightmare rollercoaster that Noe has put me through.

    The dynamic of egoism and the pursuit of art against commercial gains. Who is the artist in this picture? Beatrice Dalle? Her DP? Charlotte Gainsbourg? Or is it the man…