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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    Man, I'd be so fucked. One time my snoring was described as akin to lawnmowing.

  • The Silence

    The Silence

    ★★★★½

    A few years ago I saw that Breathless was playing at a nearby theater and was like, "oh, I know that movie!" and then I saw that The Silence was playing and was like, "oh, I like Bergman!" and then that theater became my church. I'm so glad that my church decided to show this yet again, it's really so great. A movie stripped-down is just sound + image, yeah? And The Silence is sound + image done masterfully. Bergman's Eraserhead.

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★½

    My grandma is visiting for my birthday and I wanted to watch this with her. Towards the end she commented that the city seems to reflect his mood, and that he seems to be a personification of the city. I love that she saw that, and it is very much on purpose. The film was inspired by William Carlos Williams' poem, Paterson, in which he imagines the city as a man.

    I've been reading a lot of poetry this year,…

  • Elevator to the Gallows

    Elevator to the Gallows

    ★★★★★

    For me, music has led the way when it comes to film. Music helped me along with Jarmusch and Anderson, in fact I had the Rushmore soundtrack when I was little, long before I saw the film. And I initially watched Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries because I had mistaken the title for a Franz Ferdinand song. Now, a few years ago, intrigued by the Miles Davis soundtrack, I decided to give Elevator to the Gallows a shot. Thank god. I…