Nicolò Grasso

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  • I Saw the TV Glow
  • Sex
  • Love Lies Bleeding
  • Matt and Mara

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  • Female Trouble

  • Dune: Part Two

  • The Fanatic

  • Pink Flamingos

    ★★★★★

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  • I Saw the TV Glow

    I Saw the TV Glow

    ★★★★★

    Notes from Berlinale 2024
    The cold comfort of images on a screen, a substitute for human connection but also a chance to discover yourself. Instantly an essential text on media consumption and societal death when feelings and emotions are repressed. Yes, I cried during this and nearly had a panic attack, and talking and listening to Schoenbrun later was like a soothing elixir. Simply incredible, my favorite of the festival by a country mile!

  • Love Lies Bleeding

    Love Lies Bleeding

    Notes from Berlinale 2024

    The Wachowski's Bound meets Cronenberg's A History of Violence in a sexy, brutal, and crazy fun ride by Rose Glass. Stewart is wonderfully twitchy, while O'Brian is a revelation, and Harris is having a grand villainous time (another Cronenberg connection). This is the type of film I'd love to make: pulpy, earnest, passionate & unhinged! Riding the high all the way home, full review coming soon.

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  • Female Trouble

    Female Trouble

    I worry that you'll work in an office, have children, celebrate wedding anniversaries. The world of the heterosexual is a sick and boring life.

    One of John Waters' most deranged films, with Divine at his most savage. A hilarious satire on the glorification of criminals and killers that ends with a memorably bleak and sad ending. Still not fully on board with its incessant rhythm and shouting that makes it feel longer than it is, but there are so many great quotes, fun moments, and memorable characters that it's hard not to love.

  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    Grand, impressive spectacle on the dangerous power of blind faith in messiahs and prophecies, as well as a people's strength to overthrow a regime when fighting together. Fairly conflicted on Dune: Part Two, as I felt myself wowed plenty of times by the sheer technical aspects and some inspired moments of direction (Austin Butler is in two of my favorite sequences), yet I did not click with it emotionally almost at all, and yet another cliffhanger ending feels like a…

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  • The Whale

    The Whale

    Notes from Venice Film Festival
    People are not ready for Brendan Fraser's beautifully heartbreaking and heartfelt return to the silver screen. Aronofsky, you outdid yourself! Now on to wipe away the tears with everyone else who attended the screening.

  • Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

    Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

    Pure vibes from beginning to end, a neon-lit fantastical dream that never slows down. Loooove the soundtrack and how bonkers it is, one of the most enjoyable films in Venice.