• Lake Mungo

    Lake Mungo

    ★★★★

    So goddamn effective. FFO: Fire Walk With Me, this is for you.

  • Joint Security Area

    Joint Security Area

    ★★★★

    “After hearing comrade all the time, it's nice to be called brother.”

    War is bad, and friendship is good. Park Chan-wook’s style is so brutal that it’s kind of refreshing to see something like this from him. Just guys being dudes, until they’re not. But of course, like all other of his films, it’s a gut punch. The last shot is gonna make me sad for the rest of the week.

  • Amores Perros

    Amores Perros

    ★★★★★

    “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

  • Wild at Heart

    Wild at Heart

    ★★★★

    Just straight up strange and electrifying. It’s so much fun, especially with how extra Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern are here. I could probably watch them scream and dance and cry and sing for hours and hours. I wanna assume Lynch was on a shit ton of drugs while making this so I had to watch it high! It’s an otherworldly experience.

  • Cries and Whispers

    Cries and Whispers

    ★★★★½

    “Come what may, this is happiness.”

    Theres something absolutely terrifying about the way Bergman presents dark human thoughts and emotions. Its a tour de force.

  • Our Time

    Our Time

    ★★★★

    If anyone can make such a gorgeous, complex three hour film about being a cuck, it’s Carlos Reygadas. Goddamn.

  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★

    This was a blast. Lots of drinking, lots of crying, lots of self realization. Sounds like a normal weekend for me!

  • City of God

    City of God

    ★★★★★

    Simply doesn’t fail to amaze me. It’s one thing to make something so grand, but the directing, editing and acting makes the entire thing feel so explosive. Full of energy and emotion, City of God is just one of those films that makes you really appreciate cinema.

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★

    I’ve only seen one Kiyoshi Kurosawa before this, but good damn after watching Cure I can’t wait to see more of his stuff. It’s unsettling to the core. Not sure if it was the creepiness of the whole thing or the amount of nicotine I’ve had today but this made me nauseous as hell.

  • Paprika

    Paprika

    ★★★★

    Another gorgeous and fascinating film by Satoshi Kon. A film about dreams that uses animation to its advantage. This thing is nuts! I know Christopher Nolan mad as hell right now!

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★½

    “Time to meet the devil.”

    Good ole Nicolas Winding Refn. It’s not bad! I feel like this could benefit from being longer, but maybe that’s just me — Too Old To Die Young utilizes all 13 hours perfectly and this being only 90 minutes long makes me ache for more. One thing I do know for sure is that NWR needs to finish his ultraviolent Ryan Gosling trilogy ASAP.

  • Bad Trip

    Bad Trip

    ★★★½

    How is Eric Andre always so goddamn funny!! I think this is the most I’ve laughed this year so far