Chris St Lawrence

Chris St Lawrence

damien chazelle diehard. 
writer at discussingfilm.
nyu film.

Favorite films

  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Whiplash
  • The Nice Guys

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  • Cyrano

    ★★★

  • Roma

    ★★★★½

  • Ponyo

    ★★★★★

  • Belle

    ★★★★

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  • Cyrano

    Cyrano

    ★★★

    online screenings suck a lot. can't believe guild folks vote for awards based on these hyper-compressed, warbled & distorted versions of what i assume are well-made movies!


    q&a with joe wright, seamus mcgarvey, sarah greenwood, and katie spencer

  • Belle

    Belle

    ★★★★

    RECURRING WHALE MOTIF

    BELLE deserves the hype. 

    With a narrative pendulum that swings perfectly between stylish extravagance and quiet intimacy, writer-director Mamoru Hosoda elevates a familiar story into even something even more touching.

    Not too shyly inspired by Beauty and the Beast, there are a lot of familiar story beats and even sequences, but this Hosoda manages to surprise with fresh takes on the material that revolve around the film’s own virtual reality, the “U”

    As an animation enjoyer, the…

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