Jayla Pro

writer • director • NYU Tisch '24

commonly referred to as "Jayla on Letterboxd"

Favorite films

  • Dunkirk
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • The Thing

Recent activity

  • Did You Eat Yet?

  • The Holdovers


  • Bizarro World


  • Raw


Pinned reviews

  • Babylon



    People don't really watch movies anymore. The cardinal sin of filmmaking is making a movie about making a movie. And that's frustrating to hear as a filmmaker because I always feel like I'll never be able to share my life despite shedding light on everyone else's. It's tired to tell stories that aren't yours.

    Chazelle finds a nice sweet spot between telling a true honest story and committing a crime that will doom him. The story isn't biographical but…

  • Avatar



    Bomb pussy can change the nature of man but it has to be bomb

Recent reviews

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers


    I think under the right circumstances I would have been comparing this to Licorice Pizza and challenging my undying allegiance to PTA. This wasn't one of those circumstances but a rewatch is in order.

    It had a really clear and simple heart but followed it through a really strange structure while still managing to end up right where it was always going to land. Cool! I think.

  • Raw



    This is my life force

Popular reviews

  • Foe



    Stop men from having unsupervised access to final draft

  • The Making of 'Dog Day Afternoon'

    The Making of 'Dog Day Afternoon'

    Me: Oh man, this is really interesting
    The producer: The gay characters in our movie are not freaks
    Me: ...okay...anyways, this is so informative-
    The producer: Our gay characters were normal human beings
    Me: ...
    The producer: Not freaks! Normal people!