Favorite films

  • In the Mood for Love
  • Three Colours: Red
  • Volver
  • Sunset Boulevard

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  • No Bears


  • But I'm a Cheerleader


  • Dune


  • Polite Society


Pinned reviews

  • Making of The Last of Us

    Making of The Last of Us


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This review also contains spoilers for Part I of the game.

    It DOES NOT contain any plot spoilers for Part II and its corresponding seasons.

    When The Last of Us: Part II released roughly half a year into our own pandemic, I completely disappeared back into its world for the next few months. You can see from how empty my Letterboxd diary is for that time. I haven’t fully left it since. Now, with the release of HBO’s adaptation of…

  • Decision to Leave

    Decision to Leave


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Siri, play me a song. Chung Hoon-hee’s “The Mist”.

    I cannot stop thinking about Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave since my first viewing a few days ago. The song featured in the film, Chung Hoon-hee and Song Chang-sik’s “The Mist,” has similarly been stuck in my head since. The film has grown on me, and I like it even more the more I think about it. While all of Park’s films are romances either outright or in their own way,…

Recent reviews

  • Polite Society

    Polite Society


    Saw this at an early screening courtesy of Letterboxd x Focus Features (thank you!).

    Nida Manzoor’s feature debut, Polite Society, is fun, funny, and full of fury. I love that is’s so unabashedly camp and confident in its style. The costume design was gorgeous. Priya Kansara brings so much energy to her role as Ria Khan that I left the theater wanting to attempt (and fail at) a flipping kick. Also, the film poster kicks ass.

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water


    Taking a break from obsessively enjoying The Last of Us to finally catch this and went for a showing in 3D HFR. Unfortunately, the 3D projection was dim enough to be distracting, but I quickly got over it as the film got more interesting. There doesn’t seem to be any good reason for the variations between shots in 24 and 48 fps. (Reduced motion blur? C’mon now.) The higher frame rate looks like something between a video game and a…

Popular reviews

  • Palm Trees in the Snow

    Palm Trees in the Snow


    Beautiful film. It left me speechless for a moment after the credits finished rolling. The technical aspects of the film were superb. Cinematography was spectacular, with the fluid camera movements that played very well with the film's score, which was my favorite part. The music was simply amazing. It did very well bringing out the emotion in the film. I enjoyed the use of wide angled prime lenses to showcase the awesome locations. It's amazing that the film crew was…