• The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★★

    “If you value my affection, go.”

    decades of sexual repression and the men who are as far from understanding as they could possibly be. mom vs daughter, man vs woman, teacher vs student, total control is a nasty thing. way funnier movie than i remember before it becomes completely horrifying

  • Conversations with Friends

    Conversations with Friends

    ★★★

    Joe Alwyn is so hot in this that i’m willing to forgive his fuckin dogshit Irish accent work, unsure how anyone let him get away with that but again it’s fine he’s hot. i enjoyed this a fair bit, even if i have reservations (i’m unsure if this is a novel that works on screen in the same way Normal People does because of how much stranger the character dynamics are), but i did laugh out loud at the Mitski needle drop, these guys really know their audience

  • Big Bad Mama

    Big Bad Mama

    ★★★

    the daughters of the titular mama have a threesome with the guy their mom just fucked because they were jealous of her. directly after getting shot one of the daughters reveals to mama that the other one is pregnant. william shatner has the most awkward sex scene of all time. kind of a baller movie

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★★★★

    “It burns bright forever. No more blue tomorrows.”

    some of the most evocative images ever committed to digital cinema, absolutely kills on a big screen, literally kissing the figures of your own trauma until they disappear, you’re now reborn, step back into the light. Lynch produces films to be felt and interpreted rather than clearly understood and i guess that’s where people find a disconnect with his filmography, but i also don’t entirely trust you if you can’t find something in here that totally captures you

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★½

    “Do you like Mozart?”
    ”I like Depeche Mode.”

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    babe please have sex with me i’m sooooo horny

    WHY WOULD A MAN LEAVE HIS APARTMENT THREE TIMES ON A RAINY NIGHT WITH A SUITCASE AND COME BACK THREE TIMES?

  • On the Count of Three

    On the Count of Three

    ★★★★

    Christopher Abbott unloads the entire round of a handgun and then screams FUCK ZOLOFT. good movie

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    ★★★★★

    “he makes me laugh” honestly one of the most romantic lines in the history of cinema. in an ideal world people take from this the gorgeous animation, smartly written homage, and biting commentary instead of crossover = good, but we unfortunately don’t live in an ideal world

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★★½

    I AM TURNING INTO PLASTIC. WHY DOES IT FEEL SO GOOD?

    very good movie about the very real, tangible feeling of driving yourself insane over the idea that maybe the only person that cares about you in any meaningful way is a creep a thousand miles away, but “dumbass waterfall” still makes me laugh every time

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★½

    “I didn’t get to say goodbye to her.”

    the house is empty and only shadows remain on the walls. realizing that your mom is as sad as you and that ultimately you’re not that much different than her is a complicated and very specific process i’ve spent the last five or so years of my life terrified of, and i’m glad Sciamma has made a movie that seemingly embodies that process and its nuances, and that she’s found a way to make peace with it. i hope one day i can get there too. i love movies

  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia!

    ★★★★

    not to be hyperbolic but i’m like 99% if you hate this movie you just hate music and/or fun and/or both. for personal reasons i’ve never envisioned myself as the type to get married but i’m willing to concede only if all the guests break out in extravagant song and dance at the ceremony. happy mother’s day

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★★★★

    “I’m not too keen on thinking about tomorrow… and today’s slipping by.”

    feels like Mulholland’s darker sibling, very loosely takes that films core ideas, but makes it so much more raw and so much more haunting. i won’t pretend like i understand everything about this but Lynch’s greater exploration of the sexual exploitation of women that happens behind the scenes reads as clearly as ever now, and the early internet dv aesthetics (great restoration btw) give it maybe the most visceral energy of his entire career. might have to catch it in theaters again, nothing short of a major work