• Bringing Up Baby

    Bringing Up Baby

    ★★★★

    poor Cary grant… i wasnt even the one speaking and I couldn’t get a word out

  • Louis Vuitton Men's FW Collection by Virgil Abloh

    Louis Vuitton Men's FW Collection by Virgil Abloh

    ★★★★

    theyre so crazy…

  • Angel Unemployed

    Angel Unemployed

    log my long overdue short please 🥺

  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    ★★★

    NYFF59

    It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad either. By far the longest standing ovation I sat through.
    I was pretty jarred by the pacing, and the scattered time jumps weren’t very appropriate. It’s a melodramatic overload, but I’d take it as a unique aspect of the film rather than anything else.
    Not related to the film, but Pedro was dressed in a punchy purple suit and jokingly asked critics to respond positively to the film so now I’m feeling a bit coerced by his words. *help sign*

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★★

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    It’s so gorgeous I think I’d actually cry at a second watch. And it’s the perfect amount of simplicity. I wasn’t blown away, but I really didn’t have to be.

    And it’s the florida project equivalent for christian autumn girls.

  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★

    yeaaaa two worlds collide by demi lovato was the blueprint for this

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    NYFF59

    Give me a few more days to come up with something cause this film is a lot to take in. It’s pure mystery and unconventional in a lot of ways. One of them being the opening credits start an hour into the film. It’s a devastating epic that expands from a small piece of writing, which in turn, gives us more than enough time to divulge in this unique set of characters (yes, Car included).

    Hamaguchi is a star.

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★½

    NYFF59

    “It’s FUCKED” and he’s RIGHT!

  • In Front of Your Face

    In Front of Your Face

    ★★★★

    NYFF59

    Compared to Introduction, this film’s on the other side of the coin. I would say it’s more classic to Hong: how one character communicates when left vulnerable and shrouded by other influences, distracted from their talent (you can see it in this film).
    I’m not mad at any of the watches I had today, and I can’t wait to see what double feature Hong shows next.

  • Introduction

    Introduction

    ★★½

    NYFF59

    Something about this film still feels like a work in progress when comparing it to Hong’s previous masterpieces. He’s generally known for being cryptic, but not too cryptic, with where his stories could potentially lead, but this film in particular didn’t have any direction for me.
    I wouldn’t say this critique is a shame, however, since this film is simply one amongst his many others and on the shorter side.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    NYFF59

    for an ensemble piece littered with more than one protagonist, spread across a total of 4 stories, jeffrey wright stuck out like a sore thumb easily. And that’s  from a journalistic neutral standpoint.

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★½

    NYFF59

    I’ve had a good majority of Hamaguchi’s films in my watchlist, now I’d REALLY like to change that. I was obsessed with this all through these three chapters, each equally as good as it’s predecessor.  It’s such a heartfelt introduction and Im more than excited to see more of him (that’s IF i can get into the Drive My Car screening) *cries* Hamaguchi is a star.