film rat

hey, i’m kay (she/her) 🐁

it’s a race against the watchlist, baby

Favorite films

  • Barbarella
  • The Love Witch
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Blair Witch Project

Recent activity

  • Lightyear


  • Death Ship


  • The Iron Giant


  • The Black Phone


Pinned reviews

  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant


    The Iron Giant is a time capsule of mid-century Americana as seen through the eyes of a child. The whole thing is so warm. Each frame is painted with ample golds, yellows, pinks, and oranges. Even the nightscapes are made to glow with stars and streetlights. It's Norman Rockwell-esque in style and the use of nostalgia as a spoonful of sugar to make accessible the sewn-in themes of lost innocence and Cold War anxiety.

    The Giant himself is a sort…

  • Waking Life

    Waking Life


    β€œDream is destiny.”
    β€œIt’s always our decision who we are.”
    β€œβ€¦ like my waking life is her memories.”

    This film is incredibly comforting. It hugs the part of my consciousness that wrings its hands all day.

    It feels fair to assume that death will be like a dream because life already is. It makes me wonder what things have been good enough for my mind to run over and over, like water on rock, until being smoothly embedded in my…

Recent reviews

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things


    I’ve always thought of this as the retelling of a misremembered chain of memories. The details shift and tumble, blur and erode. I suppose that’s life, isn’t it.

    A man working nights at the high school he used to attend looks back on his life. We see it with him as it was and as it could have been, all while the present perpetually permeates. Remembering is a path that will always lead back to the present, often exposing us…

  • Brief Encounter

    Brief Encounter


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    To capture so tenderly the way a heart soars and sinks is like catching lightning in a bottle. There is so much fullness in the performances given by Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in both ecstasy and restraint. I keep thinking about the way they move through the city together one last time. It's like they're ghosts haunting the places they know will haunt them, leaving a final imprint of themselves there.

Popular reviews

  • Charlatan



    shouts out to the prop team for making like 10,000 pee jars

  • Men



    It's a movie about women's fear of men... directed by a man.

    This did not sit right with me at all. I felt pretty early on that it was lacking a depth of understanding and that feeling carried all the way through. It has a similar structure to Midsommar, but what Midsommar did with its opening act gave weight to the rest of the film and came from somewhere in the soul. Men, instead, reads to me as though he…