Why DIY is its own art. Both gracefully raw and strikingly formalistic, like Millie dancing between the two ends.
Big Fight in Little Chinatown 2022
A profoundly of-the-moment documentary masterpiece.
For the Chinatown communities—their residents, merchants, patrons, friends and family—Karen Cho's BIG FIGHT IN LITTLE CHINATOWN is an experience in collective empowerment, healing, and resilience, as well as a bridge-strengthener with the communities’ allies.
Everything Everywhere All at Once 2022
The transcendental feeling I've sought and want to give.
UPD: This film has really helped me reflect on what it means to cherish/find happiness with who & what we do have....amongst what matters most, especially these days and as we get older.
Turning Red 2022
THIS is what coming of age can be. Heck, this is what Art can be for a better world. Just, wow: beautiful, compassionate, deeply empathetic, absurdly fun and funny. You gotta be bone-headedly plain-ass sad-cynical-asinine to not relate or/and connect to any which one of these wholesome lovable characters and themes. Take it from a hero-nihilist—I genuinely recommend you take time to see Turning Red. The most heartfelt and exciting Asian-Canadian representation I've seen in film and simultaneously it couldn't be more universal with its heart and ways to get us caring more for one another. Bravo bravo bravo.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time 2021
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
If this being the new most-profound artwork I’ve ever experienced says anything, it’s that I welcome every step towards living my life as meaningfully and generously as possible. If the previously-most-profound End of Evangelion through all the despite-desolational-darkness is at its heart about the will to continue feeling—then 3.0+1.0 is about the will to live. The will to live your life as meaningfully and generously as possible.
Thank you, all of Evangelion.
Insidious: Chapter 2 2013
I wish the makers of Insidious 2 could know how important this movie is to me. I could not be less void of sarcasm about that and I’ve unabashedly felt like the only living person who's responded the way I did to it.
I could go on forever about Insidious 2. The first is real good though on its own the ending is absolutely upsetting. But then the second is just a revelation. Not only does it turn both together…
Get the Hell Out 2020
I've been alive on this plane past a quarter-century. That was one of the greatest things I've ever witnessed. Top 13 at least.