The Last Emperor (1987)

Bertolucci sexually abused an actress, so I no longer have to pretend to like his movies.

He took one of the greatest architectural masterpieces in the world and make it look pretty good. He took a unique and interesting life story and made it fairly watchable.



Shawshank Redemption (1994)

It truly was a Shawshank Redemption.



Flight (2012)

One of the better Crime and Punishment reboots. I usually hate dramas because it's easy to give an attractive person AIDS or cancer or whatever and wait for your Oscar, but in this case the only person to have cancer is an nameless magical redneck.



1900 (Novecento) (1976)

It's good for a movie that is 5 hours and 17 minutes long, in the sense that I could force myself to watch it till the end.

It's a metaphorical representation of the class structure in Italy, starring an American, a French guy, and a Canadian, all poorly dubbed by Italian actors.



Inside Out (2015)


The Intouchables (2011)


They make one of these movies every once in a while. They're supposed to be inspiring or teach me the meaning of something and I usually inspiredly forget everything about them a few days after I've seen them. I guess this one stands out because it is somewhat more French.



Maze Runner: The Death Curve


The Godfather (1972)

I wish I didn't like this movie because "The Plodfather" would have been a pretty solid dis.



The Big Chill (1983)

This was a huge hit at the time, and billed as a baby boomer nostalgia film. It's about a group of friends in their mid-thirties, blandly reflecting on how the ideals of the 60s transitioned into a bleak reality blah blah blah. Excellent cast, excellent soundtrack, extremely tedious if you're not in the (almost extinct) target demographic.


The weird thing about this movie now is that the meaning of 'baby boomer' has gradually shifted, so most people called 'baby boomer' today were teenagers when this came out.