Damon T

I write stuff sometimes. 
My taste in film is 50% suffering, 50% stoner.

Favorite films

  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Memories of Murder

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  • Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★½

  • On the Count of Three

    ★★★★½

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★

  • Vortex

    ★★★★

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  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★½

    Hard to put how I feel about this film into words.

    Such a quiet, understated film that views the world around it in such a fascinating way.

    It balances the two contrasting stories of its leads with such aplomb that it’s insane to me that this is Koganada’s first feature film.

    The cinematography is used to frame the architecture discussed throughout as well as using cinematography almost as the architecture of the film itself, drawing attention to the framing and…

  • Mysterious Skin

    Mysterious Skin

    ★★★★★

    God this film broke me.

    Raw, touching and immensely powerful, Araki has created an absolute masterpiece of a film.

    All you want is for the characters to feel better, yet the trauma they carry strips away their innocence and stays with them forever. 

    There’s no easy solve with trauma, no action that can be taken to instantly be healed, and this films unflinching honesty in portraying this is what makes it so real.

    A truly great film, but one that will be hard to return to a second time.

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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★½

    I think I finally found my favourite style of film, nihilistic romcoms.

    Andy Samberg is one of my favourite actors/creators going right now, so there was little chance I wasn’t going to like it, but the film continually blows you away with each passing scene.

    While the film does use the time loop scenario that is a staple in modern storytelling, the simplest thing of adding an extra person in completely changes the dynamics and scenarios of the scenario, giving…

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ★★★★

    A stunningly crafted, phenomenally acted showcase of musical talent that is a defining piece of pop culture in the modern millenium. And one that I’d never bothered to pay attention to, until my girlfriend forced me to watch it today. 

    What a mistake that was. What an experience.

    Don’t know what can be written that hasn’t already been said by thousands of writers that are far better than me.

    The songs are incredible, even by musical standards, with the voice…