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  • The Match Factory Girl

    The Match Factory Girl

    ★★★

    Very Bressonian.

    Low tier Bresson, that is.

  • Raising Arizona

    Raising Arizona

    ★★½

    After a two year-long hiatus from the Coen Brothers, I was hoping to find something with a little more oomph.

    After a brief distasteful encounter with Hail Caesar!, I decided that I would take a little break from the Coen Brothers—one that happened to last for two long years. Least to say, I wish I had kept going.

    The thing is, Raising Arizona isn't particularly bad or anything, it just feels a bit too disappointing, neither having the flowering melancholy…

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  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★★

    Christopher Nolan is a genius.

    Christopher Nolan is a genius, not because his films are unbelievably fucking mind-blowing, but because he influences his audience into believing that his films are unbelievably fucking mind-blowing. In this day and age of short attention spans and bland, studio-produced action movies, Nolan prevails as the victor and shrouds his films in a cloak of conceptually thin substance.

    I compare my Nolan experience to a dine-out in a fancy fusion restaurant where the main, special…

  • Raspberry

    Raspberry

    ★★★★★

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

    Raspberry. Raspberry. Rasp-berr-ree. The drum of the r's trickle through my teeth as I watch Raspberry (2018), a miraculous short film by an unnamed director who might as well be the next Wong Kar Wai. Raspberry is a transcendental feat of an intimate character study that supersedes all previous romantic drama films.

    Similar to Spike Jonze's Her (2013), Raspberry is pleasantly accompanied by a warm atmosphere. An ambient yellow glows as our unnamed narrator and Raspberry gaze hypnotically at one…