• Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Hamaguchi's dialogue is my religious text

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    can't explain it but I really loved that scene where you get to see Tilda Swinton snack on something

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    another movie where I want to punch Paul Dano

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★½

    Dayummmmmmmmm this was soooooo good....... completely enthralling........ from the first second to the very last frame..... wow w o m e n just wowww

  • After Yang

    After Yang

    a banger of an opening credits sequence. kogonada pls become a virtual dance game developer as a side gig.

  • King of Comedy

    King of Comedy

    all for a fan hup!

    A playful movie wielding genre bending elements to comment on the movie-making industry, star power, commercialism v. pursuit of art, starring a 90s HK action star? Catch me double billing this w irma vep

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    That sequence where everything stops could've been so gimmicky - and maybe it still is - but idk something about how honest it was in its exaggeration suddenly made clear so many things to me and i welled up with tears. Simple and true. It's nice to be reminded that movies do reflect life sometimes.... and sometimes life reminds me of the mooooovies

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    a complete amalgamation of the transporting powers of film; hamaguchi, seemingly driven by the ghosts of storytellers before him, employs film's arsenal of time, faces, words and their hidden meanings, gestures (so enveloping) and their not so hidden meanings, the roles we play (oh man, the ROLES we perform, that obfuscate and inform our personhood…), all to come to a fully earned "message" that i think i will carry with me for a very long time.

    in awe of how…

  • All That Heaven Allows

    All That Heaven Allows

    another christmas movie to add to the rotation. between this and little women, looking forward to voluntarily destroying my tear ducts each holiday season

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★½

    My body is both first and last frontier. Many entities will fight over it. I may attempt to nurture and shield it a thousand desperate ways but my autonomy has always been a sham.

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    ★★★★★

    featuring a love story that revolves around a giant pink steamed bun instantly makes your movie a perfect movie

    elegiac and humorous; airtight and spacious; in form, a heavenly rhythmic tone poem (cinema as church??), where every single item of movement and sound feels both meticulously planned and organically spontaneous; tears in tsai ming liang films just contain the universe; so incredibly intimate, so incredibly meta it demands to be seen in a theatre, in a dark room, projected on the big screen; if you love movies (!!) at all, you're gonna love this one

  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★★★

    penning this idea down before it goes away: double feature with ex machina... a line of thought about how they're both 21st century examinations of how sex, power, money, identity/gender politics all intersect in us, human/organic form turned cyborgian, imbibing digitization. also how the commodification of female bodies is continually used as narrative drive. is this the only way to show the powers at play?