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  • Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

    Chris Gethard: Career Suicide


    i watched this at a very important time in my life where his experiences literally hit through me like an arrow in the heart but also i laughed while the arrow was lodged in my heart so its okay

  • Thoroughbreds



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Looking through these reviews it's obvious that this movie reminds people of a lot of other movies (or maybe everyone on letterboxd just talks like people pitching in The Player). I think it is slightly unfair, and also, one of the reasons I did not love this as much as my expectations led me to believe. That said, here is a list of things that Thoroughbreds reminds me of:
    -> Killing of a Sacred Deer
    -> All of Mars Argo's…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Is it better to speak or die?"
    I am obsessed with this film's focus on the language of restraint. The way these two men communicate without words is fascinating and makes the point about shame and sexuality in the least overwrought way a film has ever done. The final credits of the film even are a perfect example; Elio falls apart silently and so controlled while life moves around him. The 'coming out' scene in the public square is so…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water


    I'd really like to thank Guillermo for not making me watch any truly graphic scenes of Sally Hawkins getting dicked down by a lizard.

    Beyond that, I really did enjoy this and while I always knew I liked Sally Hawkins this performance was spectacular. The scene were she begs Giles to understand how it is to be unseen and feel inhuman was just earth-shattering. I could watch it again and again, brilliant.