benjamin has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Film Title Poem

    Film Title Poem

    ★★★

    I wrote this review, and watched the film, before reading Jennifer West's introduction to the film. I am happy that I was able to mostly correctly deconstruct what I was watching, but the additional context is really nice to have.

    Of the many shorts I've seen that appropriate and then collage movie stills or sequences, I interpret Film Title Poem as one of the more appreciative ones. In it, Jennifer West shines a flashlight on many of the films in…

  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★

    This ended up being more compelling than I expected. It was simple and genuine, and just scary enough. Considering how Kristen Stewart spends much of her time in transit, tired of living in Paris, and consuming media on her phone, this had momentum and felt natural.

    The film centers around "outsider" characters who believe in spiritualism, and it doesn't give their fringe beliefs a second thought. Many movies don't approach these kinds of people with respect. And then they, without…