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  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★½

    'the silence of the lambs' has two central thematic devices: the butterfly and cannibalism, the butterfly a central image to the promotional campaigns and the cinematography throughout

    transition is but emergence from a cocoon: after a few days, you'll emerge, no longer a cis moth but a beautiful butterfly. a change. a transformation.

    cannibalism goes hand in hand with a sense of bodily disgust: naked corpses that are our laura palmers; our own relationship with blood and the human body…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    the greatest merchant ivory film that isn't by merchant ivory since merchant ivory

    thank you for existing, james ivory

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  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★★★½

    I never want to see a man wanking over a cake ever again

  • Weiner

    Weiner

    ★★★★

    I'd rather have a mayor who sends nudes than a president who rapes women