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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★½

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

    Perfect Blue is a serial killer film, and the killer is patriarchal violence.

    Many films mine the tension between one's idealized self and the self one lives in reality to create drama and art*, few so adeptly recognize that for women, both of these sides are controlled by men. Perfect Blue is the story of pop icon Mima who decides to move from singing to acting and takes a minor role in a disgusting procedural show about grisly murders. But…

  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★

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  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★★

    Probably most of what you need to know about me is that like Basil, I loved this movie when I was a teen because I envied Max, loved it when I was in my 20's because I hated him, and love it now because I, like the movie, really see him in both his virtues and his flaws.

    (14/15)

  • A Bug's Life

    A Bug's Life

    ★½

    lots of problems with this movie (looks like garbage mostly) but especially wild that people thought dave foley was a lead in 1998.

    (3/15)

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    Can anyone confirm that Refn has actually met a person?

  • Fat Girl

    Fat Girl

    ★★★★★

    I don't want to mislead anyone who hasn't seen this film as to what it's like. It is a caustic and brutal film that assaults preconceptions of love and seduction in the most Brechtian and painful of ways. It's not a horror film by the strict definitions of genre, but at the very least, it is related to horror. Its grandmother was horror. It's one quarter horror.

    But I don't really want to talk about the horror of the film.…