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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?

    the clandestine stealing of forbidden glances. the thankless task of trying to tamp a lover’s image into the folds of your brain. the dread of said image’s inevitable fading. the smoldering slow-burn of impossible yearning, and the explosive fireworks when it’s finally reciprocated. the sizzling sound of a final farewell.

    director céline sciamma packs each frame with tangible emotion, and she does it all without a manipulative score. we know exactly what to…

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  • Secretary

    Secretary

    ★★★★

    *roman roy voice* ugh! hot. ugh!

  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    ★★★★

    ok. this is approximately my 13th rewatch of les mis. almost everyone i respect says the movie is bad. finally starting to accept that maybe my abject affection for it is a glaring critical blindspot.

    at the same time, it still gives me genuine chills! the 3 song stretch of On My Own —> One Day More —> Do You Hear The People Sing? is bop city! Master Of The House goes so hard that, for a brief 5 minutes, i go full landlord rights activist! we WILL be sparing the thénardiers in the housing revolution. yum yum these boots were made for licking 😋

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    first watch: fight club is the best movie ever made
    second watch: fight club is a deep commentary on the dangers of consumerism
    third watch: fight club is a disgusting cesspool of toxic masculinity and it’s not as deep as its fanboys think it is
    fourth watch: fight club is a critique of toxic masculinity and it’s deeper than its fanboys think it is
    fifth watch: fight club is the best satirical gay romcom ever made

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    these two bisexuals that look like they just stumbled out of their first vampire weekend concert really had the nerve to make me lay on my floor & cry while listening to sufjan stevens huh