Favorite films

  • Before Sunset
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Dreamers
  • Love Songs

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  • Pain and Glory

    ★★★★★

  • Hustlers

    ★★★★½

  • Carol

    ★★★★★

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    ★★★★★

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    At long last - Us marks my return to Letterboxd!

    When I see a horror film I want to consistently feel the dread and terror of the story, and Us succeeds at that, but sometimes its comedic breaks annoy me slightly. I think I have an aversion to comedic relief? It does work for me at times, but when the dialogue becomes unrealistic in the middle of an otherwise tense scene, my hypnosis in the story breaks momentarily. James reminded…

  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★

    From early on, I definitely felt a Netflix miniseries vibe, and it probably should have been. The story would benefit by stretching itself out. As a film, what I really wanted was a meaty script withy plenty of well written words for Viola to snack on. She’s great, of course, but the screenplay doesn’t do her justice. I enjoyed watching Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo. Michelle Rodriguez is fine. Daniel Kaluuya’s character is really the only male character that interested me. Boys are boring! Most of the direction and cinematography was excellent - I loved the café mirror shot.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I remember everything.

    Just as gorgeous and effective the second time around, even more filled with emotion. I’m always captivated by Luca’s storytelling, especially in his passion for Italy and its landscapes, food, and families. His attention to detail and use of shadows and light at different times of day make it easy to feel each scene with all of my senses. 

    Timothée Chalamet is... completely sublime, so natural and so full of youth. And although he shamefully didn’t even…

  • Hour of the Wolf

    Hour of the Wolf

    ★★★★

    Hour of the Wolf builds onto itself with layers of surrealism and an increasing darkness. It begins to feel like a truly hopeless, nauseating nightmare. Johan’s makeover is captivating and easily my favorite of Max’s scenes, along with his incredible monologue. Liv’s final monologue is too; both are some of the best I’ve seen in recent memory. Dear Dagbok, I love monologues.