Favorite films

  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Phantom Thread
  • Hereditary
  • The Green Knight

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  • Koyaanisqatsi

    ★★★★★

  • Anna

    ½

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★★

  • The Nightingale

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    I haven’t rewatched this in its entirety, but have wanted to talk about the topics it deals with for a while, and figured that there are so many reviews of this that no one would see this among the rest of them. Recently, I’ve been finishing up the book it’s based on, reading scant pages of its closing chapters—hurriedly; snatching a few paragraphs before a lecture or squinting at my phone while out for a smoke late at night when…

  • Lords of Chaos

    Lords of Chaos

    ★★½

    At one point, Åkerlund's satire-bent representation of Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes says: "Either you do it for the cause, and you want action; or you want attention, and you want to be a stupid-ass celebrity rockstar. You can't have it both ways."
    Unfortunately enough, this film wants it both ways. Attempting to move forward with a pithy, tongue-in-cheek retrospective-satire dancing around on one shoulder and a gritty true crime thriller sat weightily on the other, it's no surprise that Lords of…

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★★

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

    Trauma neurosis is a slippery, hallucinatory beast, travelling cyclically to unravel the mind in endless loops and replays. Harsh, brutal, relentless. You Were Never Really Here embodies all of these things through Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of Joe; a man who is built by trauma from his very foundation, carrying layers of internal and external scars. His mind is an endless loop and replay. He is harsh, brutal, relentless. In his novella of the same name, Jonathan Ames writes, "the house…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

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

    Utterly and unequivocally gorgeous in every single way. There's stunning filmmaking from Paul Thomas Anderson as usual: all of his films have that sort of deliberate framing and composition to them, as if every scene is a painting, a work of art. He really creates a microcosm of the era he's portraying at the time-- things are just modern enough to give it his typical stylistic flair, but accurate enough to the time he's shooting to make you stop and…