Favorite films

  • Trouble Every Day
  • Possession
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow
  • Last Year at Marienbad

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  • Enys Men

    ★½

  • Hunt

    ★★★

  • One Fine Morning

    ★★★½

  • Armageddon Time

    ★★★½

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  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★

    On a quibbling note, nothing really *happens* to pivot the Channing Tatum performance from full doof to jungle hunk, but you’re learning all the wrong lessons from the short-lived glory that is Brad Pitt’s role in this if you continually tone down Tatum’s comedic chops to introduce his later role as an earnest romantic foil. (Pitt is goddamn hilarious in this and hotter for it!!!)

    Considering the film more broadly, five people worked on this story and script (I’m confident that…

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    Reproduction as a tool of resource extraction, violent but clinical, drained of sentiment and doomed to failure as humanity circles oblivion without the autonomy to sustain itself. Setting its temporally unstuck and abstracted strands of action in dead space, as the last ones left alive on a state-sanctioned suicide mission near the end, Claire Denis’ High Life documents a breakdown of biological imperatives in tandem with the unraveling of a grand experiment by a mad scientist to create “perfect” life in defiance of…

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  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    ★★★★

    call me by your name, and then i will also call myself by your name

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    This smoothed my brain until it was but a shiny round pebble. Truly, audaciously terrible and inept filmmaking with a story that goes out of its way to be morally bankrupt and politically tone-deaf. Interesting to have an ostensibly aspirational Wonder Woman movie about the consequences of having aspirations. Interesting how no one writing DC’s main female superhero could fathom who she’d be without Chris Pine, so they improvised a lazy and inexplicable plot device to make sure they didn't…