Favorite films

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Call Me by Your Name

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  • Secretary

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  • Memento

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  • Clueless

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  • From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning

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  • Secretary

    Secretary

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    "And for the first time in my life, I felt beautiful. Finally part of the earth. I touched the soil, and he loved me back."

    Just finished my third viewing and I'm convinced this is a masterpiece.

    All at once, Secretary manages to be a film about a woman finally coming into her own as an adult, a man opening himself up to a life outside of self-shame, two people falling in love and showing it through reimagining what pain…

  • Memento

    Memento

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    Guilt, memory, time. How nagging yet unreliable all three are. How horrible it is to grieve and not know why; to lie to yourself and not remember that you did. The most disturbing thing about this film is how easy it would be to become Lenny, even without his condition. Just by forcing yourself to focus on anything other than your guilt; to arrange yourself around an obsession instead of healing. Revenge eating its own tail, never ending. "How am…

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  • Crash

    Crash

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    The silver smoke & plum bruise tone of this astonishing film never lets up for a second, drawing us in as it explores the relationship between the clinical and the sensual; the mechanical and the sexual.

    With such thematic underpinnings --- while locations oscillate between hospitals, satin-y bedrooms, and vehile interiors --- one would think the color scheme & overall tone of the film would turn either brightly sterilized or searingly fluid in its sexuality. However, what we actually get in Crash…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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    "I ditched work today. Took a train out to Montauk. I don't know why.
    I'm not an impulsive person."

    Every single time I see this film, I am reminded of and thoroughly awestruck by its genius within the first few minutes.

    It is such a tight script, nothing feels superfluous and everything feels connected, even down to seemingly throwaway dialogue. The cinematography is absolutely in perfect harmony with the subject matter and story; the film feels dreamy and timeless because…