• Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    hi everyone fuming at roe v. wade being overturned (hopefully all of you)! tomorrow at 5pm PST, Lucy and i are introducing a virtual screening + watch-a-long of Portrait as part of a fundraiser with NEONKinema, and our dear friend Letterboxd. tickets are only $5, and NEON is donating all proceeds to local abortion funds via the National Network of Abortion Funds

    if you’re able to, please join — tickets available here! you can even buy a ticket as a donation and…

  • Return to Reason

    Return to Reason

    what upppp letterboxd i’m at MoMA learning about Man Ray. for instance, did you know he was an experimental filmmaker in addition to infamous SpongeBob supervillain?

  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★★★

    Phil Tippett!!!!! Phil Tippett. Phil Tippett worked on Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers, RoboCop, and the Twilight Saga. this guy designed Jabba the Hutt AND supervised the CGI vampire birth scene from Breaking Dawn: Part 1 (two equally important cinematic events), and in between those ~30 years he was working on this passion project: an experimental stop-motion dystopian nightmare yuck-fest with no dialogue about the abject horrors of war, the body, and Eraserhead baby-esque creatures. to me, that’s one of the top 3 coolest things ever. Phil actually Tipped it that absolute Mad God hahahahahahaha!

  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

    ★★★★½

    “In October 1982, David Cronenberg was reading the daily paper when he stumbled across a Far Side cartoon called 'Cow Tools'. He was so perplexed and inspired by the enigmatic panel, that he decided to make a live-action feature exploring the psyche of a cow driven mad by a need to recreate the aforementioned tools. Realizing the difficulties of working with an actual cow, Cronenberg shifted the story to focus on a pair of twins (Jeremy Irons) who dress in…

  • eXistenZ

    eXistenZ

    ★★★★

    fulfilled my dream of hearing jude law say “i have this phobia about having my body penetrated” in a theater filled with like-minded Cronenbabes 🥲 s̶u̶r̶g̶e̶r̶y̶ virtual gaming is the new sex 🦷

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

    as a Certified Cronenbabe, it’s gratifying to see the definitive king of body horror return to his old-school roots. reminded me of an amalgamation of eXistenZ, Dead Ringers, and his novel Consumed, which are my favorite works of his, so i was an automatic sucker for this. fantastic speculative world-building exercise, and even if the plethora of themes/ideas didn't fully coalesce in the end, its imagery and effects were so grotesquely unique that i have to admire it.

    this one…

  • Men

    Men

    ★★

    Alex Garland is in his mother! era. make of that what you will.

  • Pinocchio: A True Story

    Pinocchio: A True Story

    gay-coded pinocchio gets shot with a gun by a talking cat. it's no ratatoing but at least it's a true story

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    hypnotically rhythmic, like the slap of an oar against the salty sea or the cavernous echo of a bear’s death-knell roar. Robert Eggers takes a tale older than Hamlet and forges it in hot blood and magma, then soaks it in cold sweat and mud — i thought The Lighthouse was filthy (in more ways than one 😏) but he really dials up the dirt! my friend Grace tweeted it made her want to smash a rock open with her…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor... and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite…

  • Stay

    Stay

    ★★★

    got addicted to the new Lego Star Wars and watched this purely because Lego Obi-Wan reactivated my Ewan McGregor Disorder (EMD). it’s a long road to recovery and i’m not interested in taking it

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    everything modern-day action blockbusters everywhere should be all at once: kinetic, daring, expertly choreographed, endlessly creative, laugh-out-loud funny, doesn't look like bland CGI shit, and anchored by a genuine emotional core.

    finds balance in the chaos and chaos in the balance; a mess of contradictions that's actually not messy at all, because every detail in every sequence is discernibly crafted with zealous care. The Daniels also excel at proving that intelligent filmmaking and "lowbrow" humor are not mutually exclusive: butt-plug…