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  • Our House

    Our House


    Flashback to 2001: twelve year old me playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, listening to Sum 41's first album (which still holds up!) and no doubt spending countless hours rewatching Donnie Darko in order to work out some foolproof theory that might explain all that I just saw. It's 2018 now, I play less Tony Hawk, I still listen to Sum 41 from time to time (because it still holds up!) and I've come to realize that an uncertain opinion is…

  • Nervous Translation

    Nervous Translation


    The first two Philippine movies I saw at The Film Society smashed together intense poverty & bloody revenge-- this one has less pig slaughtering, I'll tell you that. The childhood imagination thing reminds me of Amélie and Shireen Seno's quiet & observant tack makes me think Hou Hsiao Hsien-- there's nothing I don't like in that combo.

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  • The Big Short

    The Big Short


    Remember the parts in The Big Short where the camera cuts to a celebrity in order to explain financial concepts in layman's terms? That's all the parts. So if you've had dreams about Ryan Gosling parsing the 2007 financial crisis or Steve Carell as a blond then run, don't walk.

    The bankers and investors that control our money can and will be crooks, that much we know, but Adam McKay convinces movie-goers like you and I that the only thing…

  • Breathe



    I'm slowly realizing there's ZERO time for me to write about this so some stray thoughts...

    ·For one it's so absolutely perfect.

    · It features three of the most heartbreaking performances of the year, Isabelle Carré as Charlie's mom all but made me lose it.

    · Arnaud Potier!! The photography's jaw dropping and practical in equal measure.

    · Guess I'll never listen 'We Are Young' the same way again.

    ·Sidesteps expectations at every turn. Sarah is so incredibly complicated, so…