Favorite films

  • La Commune (Paris, 1871)
  • The Portuguese Woman
  • A New Old Play
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

Recent activity

  • Third World Hero


  • New Religion


  • Kidnapped


  • Jessica Forever


Pinned reviews

  • The Intruder

    The Intruder


    Perhaps Claire’s most enigmatic film, which is saying a lot. It’s so restless and scattered, just like the heart and memory of the protagonist its centered around. I always think back on how Barry Jenkins says that she’s able to pack such ridiculously complex and universal themes into such personal, everyday things - whether it’s a dying heart or coffee beans or just a crockpot. This one’s no different - it contains her consistent themes (of guilt, human connection, colonialism,…

  • The Wound

    The Wound


    It’s always great when you finally get ahold of that rare film you’ve been searching through the bowels of the internet for (with working subs!) and it lives up to your hype. Stone cold, unforgettable masterpiece. Misery porn-ish? Sure, but these characters are framed in such an empathetic way that’s it’s hard not to feel the humanity shining through the cracks. Whether they’re captured in an off-kilter close up, dingy wide shot or completely out of frame, the way these…

Recent reviews

  • Tokyo Sonata

    Tokyo Sonata


    Leave it to Kiyoshi Kurosawa to make a family drama that leaves me gasping at the edge of my couch even more than his horrors have done. Nothing scarier than man’s ego.

  • Showing Up

    Showing Up


    No film will ever feel as lived in as much as Kelly Reichardt‘s do. She straight up refuses to miss.

Popular reviews

  • Rendezvous in Paris

    Rendezvous in Paris


    The men in Rohmer’s films are usually dumb, but they are all peak stupid here.

  • Love at Sea

    Love at Sea


    Guy Gilles made some of the most stereotypically French films ever made. Good looking young white people smoking, drinking coffee and professing about love - he makes Godard look like Clint Eastwood and his style is like Rohmer with ADHD. But I’ll be damned if his films were so goddamn beautiful. His masterful montage, depictions of fleeting memories - and here in particular - the fucking neon vibes makes this so easy to get lost in. It’s easy to write this…