i owe everything to gregg araki. i think it would be impossible to explain how visceral and transcendental his work and especially this film have been to me since i first watched it at 15. there’s not an hour of every day when i don’t think of this movie. this film just understands everything about me. i still remember finishing it for the first time; in utter shock and disbelief after that ending and that specific feeling of euphoria has just grown bigger after time.
Mysterious Skin 2004
i’ve seen that almost everybody who has seen this movie always say at the end that this is the one movie they would never ever watch again, and i completely 100% understand that. yet i am in my 4th watch now and i’m always so drawn to it. i am constantly in awe of it. one of the reasons why i keep coming back to it is because i am in love with this films ANGER. it’s full of deep,…
Style Wars 1983
Tired subway wagons captured in old and grainy film in front of the dark silhouettes of new york madness dispatch a whole deal of beauty. I was head over heals with this for the entire runtime; a youthful and surprisingly delicate view of this particular subculture - all the spray cans and rusted train rails and angry politicians and optimistic artists - it’s all a clear view of a rebellion, beautiful angst and the whole otherworldly beauty that exists in self expression. I’ll definitely be eyeing the urban artworks in my city differently after this, ultimately it’s a glimpse into passion.
Black Country, New Road - 'Live at Bush Hall' 2023
i love these fuckers so much!!! they are singehandedly some of the most talented humans breathing today. there’s not a song by them i don’t want injected into my veins. it indeed is the absolute pinnacle of sound engineering.
Mysterious Skin 2004
“what happened that summer…is a huge part of me”
Finished reading the novel today. This hurts like a million daggers to the heart - yet feels so close like a beacon of light and dazing reassurance. I can recall the first time i watched this film a couple years ago and then it sort of bewildered me, yet i didn’t know that this would stick to me like a tattoo on skin; this film, these characters, these stories overpowered my life and shone a reflection that has set alight to a lot. Cathartic, reframing and life-changing fall short.