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  • Annihilation



    "from my rotting body flowers shall grow, and i am in them, and that is eternity."
    - edvard munch

    fear and grief and the unthinking heartless gorgeousness of nature; the horror and bliss that come with total loss of self. what a cold beautiful nightmare of a film.

  • Velvet Goldmine

    Velvet Goldmine


    i remember being absolutely awestruck when i watched velvet goldmine for the first time - it was like seeing my heart and my mind bedazzled and laid out on screen. the world that todd haynes created seemed like a dream world to me then, a million miles away from my life in taipei.

    almost a year and a life-changing move later, i still love velvet goldmine as much as ever but in a wonderfully different way. it feels so much…

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  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again


    have you ever cried actual tears of joy? i have, thanks to MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN.

    i've been having a pretty emotionally unstable summer but MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN gave me two hours of pure joy and sunshine and ocean and ABBA and i cannot put into words how much i love it for that. it's beautiful in its simplicity, infinitely charming in its big-hearted lust for life. also CHER is in it! what's not to love about a movie that lives life in joyous capital letters!

  • The Dreamers

    The Dreamers


    an insipid waste of time, not half as daring or subversive as it fancies itself to be. it's easy to see why everyone on tumblr was so obsessed with this film - its images of messy parisian hedonism align perfectly with 2014 tumblr's worship of empty aesthetic - but it's lost a great deal of charm in the ensuing years, the listless voiceover and wishy-washy politics watering down an already lifeless narrative.

    (also there are many gross things in this…

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  • To the Bone

    To the Bone


    i'm the ‪girl who sees keanu reeves and says "are you trying to turn me straight"‬

  • God's Own Country

    God's Own Country


    i was lucky enough to attend a screening with a director q&a afterwards, in which francis lee revealed that one of his biggest influences for this film was pretty woman to everyone's delight.

    other highlights:
    - the sounds of the yorkshire countryside are very key to the film; gheorghe has his own special wind sound that follows him through the film and remains after he has left, like an audio haunting
    - bird sounds in the film are also significant…