EJ Paras

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Favorite films

  • The Mother and the Whore
  • Cabaret
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Wanda

Recent activity

  • Radio Days


  • The Best Years of Our Lives


  • Saltburn


  • Maestro


Pinned reviews

  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends

    Boyfriends and Girlfriends


    “At most, I can playact a bit. But not with someone I want to love me. I want to be loved for who I am, not who I pretend to be.”

    I’m not really sure how I pick the order I watch the films of Éric Rohmer, but since we’re in the heat of summer, it’s foolish not to seek out the sunny, summer stories, and L’ami de mon amie felt like a great one to watch. I won’t lie,…

  • School of Rock

    School of Rock


    “Liza Minnelli?”

    The DVD menu for this film provides this overwhelming sense of comfort. I let it run once before hitting play last night. In my life, without exaggeration, I’ve probably seen this film north of 50 times? It could be 75+ and I’d believe it. This movie was on high-rotation for me between the years of 2004 and roughly 2007, let’s say. No social media, so perhaps this was my Subway Surfers TikToks for the era.

    “Oh, I was…

Recent reviews

  • Radio Days

    Radio Days


    “This is a coincidence. I meet nobody from the old neighborhood in years. I finally do, and I gotta kill her.”

    A precious, modest film that expresses the love of art of yesteryear; but more than that, it’s about people and the moments that are inextricably a part of us, and more often than not, the pieces of art that we endlessly remember in conversation with those moments.

    That song that reminds you of your mother & father, and while they…

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    The Best Years of Our Lives


    “All I know is, I was in love with you when you left and I'm in love with you now. Other things may have changed but that hasn’t.”

    I saw this tweet earlier today in regards to Thanksgiving being a “long movie holiday.” The post encouraged watching a three-hour-plus movie. My brother and I only chose a 170-minute film. We were super busy, couldn’t do 180+…

    But I’ve had this movie on my watchlist for a long time, loved Tom…

Popular reviews

  • Bottoms



    “Could the ugly, untalented gays please report to the principal’s office?”

    Last night I got to watch the World Premiere of this movie at SXSW at the beautiful Paramount Theatre. I had my Shiva Baby hat on and was ready for the latest collab between Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott.

    And this plays so well, especially with a crowd. Seligman introduced this movie as being “silly and absurd and gay” (which got rapturous applause). And she wasn’t kidding, most of all…

  • For Sama

    For Sama


    “I don’t want to die, I want to live.”
    “I keep filming.”

    Dear Sama, your parents are incredible, brave, and amazing people. The existence of this film is a testament to the strength and fortitude of the people.

    “This is not about the place, places are about their people.”

    This is an intense, devastating, and crushing documentary film made by Waad al-Kateab. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it should be required viewing for all people, to gain an understanding…