billynotwilly

Favourites are films I've recently rated >4. Sometimes an enthusiastic 4.

Favorite films

  • Choose Me
  • Grim
  • Marathon
  • Day of Wrath

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  • Rapado

    ★★★½

  • Only the Brave

    ★★★

  • Teenage Hooker Became Killing Machine

    ★★★★

  • ...No Lies

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  • Teenage Hooker Became Killing Machine

    Teenage Hooker Became Killing Machine

    ★★★★

    Along with Ferrara, Lynch, and Early 2000s Mann—one of the strongest cases in favour of the unique possibilities of digital cinematography and all its abstractions.

  • Orgy

    Orgy

    When I noticed this was playing at a comprehensive Pasolini retrospective near me and it wasn’t available for download in all the usual back channels (or even on letterboxd for that matter, I had to add it), with some even doubting its existence, I knew I had to check it out. It’s listed on TMBD as a ‘recorded theatre performance’ but that's not entirely accurate–it’s a live audio recording of the dialogue of the play with the same looping two-dozen…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★

    The near-unanimous acclaim of this on here is definitely somewhat lost on me and I don't seem to be alone in wondering whether it’s appraisal as the greatest film of all time (currently sitting at #1 on Letterboxd’s top 250!) will wane after this gets a wide release. The ultimately very humanist core at the centre of this film concluding with an unabashedly sincere note on familial connection is the kind of whitepilled platitude I genuinely like to see, in…

  • Woman in the Dunes

    Woman in the Dunes

    ★★★★★

    With a premise as deceptively scant as the landscape in which it occupies and characterisation so equivocal, Woman in the Dunes becomes a fantastical canvas in which any number of allegorical interpretations can be projected. What I'm sure of though, is that Teshighara here has made an entirely expressive and haunting masterpiece of suffocating domesticity, threaded with existential dread.