Favorite films

  • Young and Healthy as a Rose
  • Minnie and Moskowitz
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • That Day, on the Beach

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  • September

    ★★★

  • Shadows and Fog

    ★★★★

  • The Front

    ★★★★

  • Hannah and Her Sisters

    ★★★★½

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  • September

    September

    ★★★

    Woody without the jokes is a different sorta thing — good for what it is — the confessional nature of the portents hit different in this mode. This one about a woman in adulthood unable to overcome the trauma of her youth and a clandestine couple who get caught cheating at a supremely inopportune moment (from 1987)

  • Shadows and Fog

    Shadows and Fog

    ★★★★

    Just as good as Woody’s early spoofs (bananas, love and death, etc) maybe even better — Kafka, German Expressionism, Frankenstein, etc

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★½

    A few nice moments and a deluge of middle brow pretense has everyone drinking the kool-aid on this! Wow the interplay of ideas between Chekhov and certain resonant experiences in the mildly tragic but also beautiful lives of these characters….bro we’re talking about a 10-minute car ride convo with nothing going on narratively or visually besides the slightest interrogation of storytelling, symbolism, memory and life-imitating-art with a sliver of mysterious implications regarding potential adultery. These matters are so unbelievably slight!…

  • Spree

    Spree

    ★★★★★

    Had to watch it again for the zillionth time and it’s actually still pretty good lmfao
    Imagine the rating you, the presumably free-spirited filmlover, would give this if there was an A24 logo at the top... All these 2.5-3.5 star ratings WITH A HEART would become 4-4.5 stars with a heart. “I loved this...it was so dumb” or “I loved this, but I could see why people would hate it” would just be “I loved this!” without the imagined fear…