Cecil Selwyn

26 - they/them - cecilcore
greatest living scholar of spongebob, death stranding, and ass

Favorite films

  • Cutie Honey
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Le Bonheur
  • A Woman Is a Woman

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  • Alphaville

    ★★★★★

  • The Married Woman

    ★★★★★

  • Band of Outsiders

    ★★★

  • Double Labyrinthe

    ★★★½

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  • Glen or Glenda

    Glen or Glenda

    ★★★★★

    post-cinema...beyond authorial intent and intuitive understanding...a dialectical relationship between image and narrative...a fruitless attempt to forge objective narrative out of something that can only be understood as subjective, personal, of the heart itself

    Man's constant groping with things unknown...startling because they seem new - sudden - but most are not new

    the macabre contrasted against the "real" - contradiction through familiarity...the fanciful becomes as ridiculous as the "scientific" explaination...duel framing devices, both insufficient to capture the interiority of their subject,…

  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    ★★★★★

    joseph campbell found dead in a pineapple under a pineapple under a pineapple under a pineapple under the sea...the Best of Us (mr. Bob) need not a journey of self-discovery but an odyssey of re-assertion...the unraveling of hierarchy, the king has no clothes...but our protagonists seek not to overthrow but re-establish...thematic depth the best artists could only dream to impart found in the simple recurring image of Two Krusty Krabs

    Money.

    what i'm trying to say is that SpongeBob is…

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Hasn't he been through enough?

    There's a feeling of futility to writing negatively about a film that seems to, for better or worse, have captured the public's attention to such a degree that praise is ecstatic and virtually unanimous. Especially so when the broad strokes of your issues with it are more so a reflection of industry trends that are by now well-established and moving with an urgency in one direction than anything specific to the film itself.

    No Way…

  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★★★

    If Holy Motors was Carax's tribute to the human body in motion and early cinema's limitation to the contained scene, Annette is his exploration of the film industry's mid-20th century foundational canon of romance films and, of course, musicals, and where we are now as the 21st century moves forward but popular media remains bound to the past, content to wrap old ideas in new clothing.

    Underneath the moonlight
    My good friend, Pierrot

    The film's opening lines, taken from the…