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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    Well it’s October 16th, the day Danielle starts working on her script again. Goddammit, of course a David Lowery film would do this to me.

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★½

    "Your past is just a story you tell yourself."

    This is the best piece of writing from the 21st century. It's so honest and real that it genuinely hurts at times.

    Everything boils down to our basic *need* for human connection, and our individual responses when a significant connection is taken from us (specifically the desperate attempt to turn something impalpable into a familiar tangible presence). This film is just a masterclass in how to display loneliness, loss, and alienation.

    Ugh!

  • The Visit

    The Visit

    So, fun fact - I've never seen this film before last night. And I miss my past life of when I hadn't known this film.

    Usually, I make an effort to not cover my eyes while watching movies, because this is a collaborative effort from many different creatives. They put time into their craft and we should appreciate it. So, anyway, I couldn't look at a good 40% of this movie because it genuinely terrified me. This hasn't happened in…

  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine

    Ryan Gosling is turning me into a goddamn romanticist.

  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    This is not a kid's movie.

    At first, going into this I told Sophia, "ya know, this is the ultimate horror movie for kids". It felt like it was just on the cusp of humor and horror, and that kids between the ages of 5-10 could watch this. But holy hell, let me tell you how wrong I was.

    First, I forgot I saw this movie at my grandma's house when I was about four years old. My Uncle Vinny…

  • Across the Universe

    Across the Universe

    I really wish this was directed by Baz Luhrmann instead. Tbh this movie is pretty boring, and I'm tired. Also does Logan Marshall-Green even age?

    All I want to do currently is watch Moulin Rouge, specifically the Roxanne sequence - or take a nap. Either would be great.

    If you need me, too bad. Bye.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    This took like five different turns all in a direction I was not expecting! Okay!

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★★½

    Iggy Pop was born for the role of Coffee Enthusiast Zombie #2.

  • Lords of Chaos

    Lords of Chaos

    ★★★

    This past year brought a surge of musical biopics and dramas, and it seems like this trend is here to stick around. The latest addition to this starry-eyed dream boat genre isn’t all that glitzy and glamorous, instead, it’s deranged and quite disturbing. Lords of Chaos directed by Jonas Åkerlund follows the true story of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem—it’s blunt and at times gross, but brimming with stellar performances.

    Inspired by the book of the same name, Lords…

  • Starfish

    Starfish

    ★★★

    Starfish is crafted with a high level of sophistication—it’s engaging visuals, including mesmerizing special effects and 2D animation, carry the film. Its story is reminiscent of Terrence Malik’s work, it’s possibly something he might write if he was 30 years younger and in tune with the indie music scene. Similar to a Malik film, Starfish is very slow-paced, it’s 101 minute run times feels like an eternity at times. This film doesn’t follow the average narrative film structure, and those looking for a fun comprehensible plot may be disappointed.

    Full review on Floated Mag!

  • I Am Mother

    I Am Mother

    ★★★½

    Written by Michael Lloyd Green, I Am Mother plays out similarly to most science fiction films involving artificial intelligence. Even the metaphors and symbolism are a little too familiar. Yet, the film’s three female lead performances give this film the gravitas it needs. Rugaard plays Daughter with a perturbed level of autonomy—her movements, mannerisms, and social interactions are simply mechanical (resulting from being raised by a robot, of course). When Swank finally arrives on screen, her energy is consumable—it’s mortal,…

  • Anima

    Anima

    ★★★★½

    The first two acts of this short are great—they explore ideas of mundanity, getting lost in routine, and the inevitable process of trial and error. Anima has an endless amount of messages and communicates a plethora of ideas, it’s impossible to not have an emotional response to the film. However, the last act of this film is beyond anything I have ever seen. It transcends all other films that focus on human connection. It is raw, powerful, and so passionate…