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  • Boarding Gate

    ★★★★★

  • The Court Jester

  • Italian Studies

  • Ricochet

    ★★★★★

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  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★★★

    Realized I never logged my favorite film of all time. Here’s what I wrote about it 2017:

    The questions asked of us by Olivier Assayas in his second collaboration with Kristen Stewart swirl around the film like one of its spirits, haunting you and pulling at you. And like a spirit, the answers are often times easy to miss and if you do find them, they're inevitably hard to grapple with. Assayas weaves a brilliantly intricate tale of love, loss,…

  • By the Sea

    By the Sea

    ★★★★½

    Adored this. My favorite kind of messily indulgent and vulnerable filmmaking. It’s so audaciously open, wrestling with the dissolution of a marriage while embracing and dissecting every shitty conjecture made about her by the press. No wonder it was panned.

    “I noticed the hole.”

    The hole in the wall acting as portal to the marriage’s past joys, failed hopes & everything in between is brilliant. Jolie turns our voyeurism of her & her marriage into a cathartic bit of foreplay, slowly bringing…

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  • Boarding Gate

    Boarding Gate

    ★★★★★

    Can’t explain it but this exists in the same universe as Blackhat. Every molecule of life is commodity to be exploited. Give until you’re numb, the line between business and kink is indistinguishable. It’s all just transaction. 

    Good lord this is bleak. Hell yeah, loved it. 

    Asia Argento gives one of the most full bodied performances I’ve ever seen. Unreal.

  • The Court Jester

    The Court Jester

    A technicolor dream. Matte work to die for. Costumes that look like candy. You’d get arrested if you made a movie this colorful now. 

    There are like 47 double crosses going on in this and Danny Kaye plays each one perfectly, it’s thrilling. The word play is absolutely brilliant too. Mel Brooks definitely saw this more than a few times. The “Outfox the Fox” musical number is so breathtaking in its movement and color, really just bowled me right over. …

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    2021 

    There’s something so insidious and gross about uber rich celebs making a parody of the same media culture that distracts from the ~issues~ that they’re very much a part of while condescending to you, the poors, because you don’t pay enough attention.

    If you loved the last 5 years of SNL’s political comedy this’ll be your favorite movie 👍🏻

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    2021

    Best believe I fucking adored this. Lana reckoning with her work’s place in all of this, how it’s been co-opted by all sorts of people and the rejection of ~reboots~ all while being an earnest and swooning romantic epic.

    This is a master thesis on an entire career. A creator grappling with what her greatest creation means simultaneously frustrated by an industry that only rewards IP based filmmaking. Somehow a “fuck your expectations” that exceeds every one you never…