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  • Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted

    ★★★★

    “Borderline personality disorder. An instability of self-image, relationships and mood. Uncertainty about goals, impulse in activities that are self-damaging, such as casual sex.”

    Sometimes having a strong connection to a film's protagonist or the overall premise causes me to write a lengthy, personal review. In this instance, I feel a little too close to it to say much at all. I will say that I think Winona Ryder gave a fantastic, under-appreciated performance as a person with BPD, and her…

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★

    Something about this felt very... distant? Perhaps it was all the static compositions but I just never felt properly immersed in the narrative here. The opening, sweeping shots of the gorgeous desert landscape should have been effective in doing just that, but as soon as the dialogue began, I started to feel more detached. It was all well written and believable, and I appreciated the understated yet strong performances of all the main cast. Despite all the surface strengths of…

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  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    ★★½

    me, running as fast as i can: "i appreciate your style, i just don't get it! please, leave me alone!"
    david lynch, galloping after me and playing a trumpet: "negativity is the enemy of creativity"

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★★

    me, in tears, stumbling out of the theater, clutching my jacket against my chest: "it was alright I guess"