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  • I Am Easy to Find

    I Am Easy to Find

    ★★★★★

    She wonders how she became this person, not others

    I could lie. I could try to make myself sound "cool" by saying that I've been a fan of The National since their debut in 2001, but it wasn't until 2013, with the release of their sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, that I actually fell in love with them. That record scored most of my days back then—it still does, often. It spurred me to seek out the rest of…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    All my life I dreamed of a day, a moment, when you got what you deserved—and I was always so disappointed.

    Amusingly, I hadn’t seen this one before watching Endgame last night. It was, since its release over a year ago, one of those movies I kept promising myself I’d catch up with over and over again—naturally, until it was too late. When my friends texted, asking me to see the culmination of this MCU era with them, I figured,…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    I am she.

    Guadagnino's rebirthing of Suspiria is not only sumptuous on every optic level (the plain that, as much as I adore it, Argento's lives and dies on), but cerebrally too. There's an almost unfathomable amount to digest here—dance coalescing with guilt, trauma, shame and swirling into the divine matriarchy—one knows immediately upon exiting the theatre that they need to see what they just saw again (and again and again).

    Dakota Johnson (who I've grown to adore as an…

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★½

    Why don’t you ever take me in your arms?

    The banality and brutality of space have been studied in countless artworks, but I can’t think of a single one that plays quite like High Life. Claire Denis’ first English language feature is a meditatively fucked up, non-linear trek through the void, continuously hurtling towards a promised death for all the caged animals aboard. It’s near impossible to say much of anything substantial about it after your first viewing, as it…