Favorite films

  • The Life of Oharu
  • Life Is a Bed of Roses
  • A Touch of Zen
  • The Image Book

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  • A Touch of Zen

    ★★★★★

  • The Quiet Man

    ★★★★½

  • Prisoners

    ★★★½

  • The Batman

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    1 extra point for moviemaking chops but like come on

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★★

    A series of flat and sociologically reductive images about how a deeply traumatic moment will flatline into a reductive image and cause you to experience things in a flat and reductive way. More woke and realistic than the majority of movies that have the same premise

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★

    I love the way movies are now just a set of like meme signifiers to give serotonin to people who say "[setting] [genre style] is extremely my shit." and need their unstable interiorities built on waving their arms around like kermit the frog when they see a funko pop esque collectible image validated every ten seconds like a drug

    *edit I used to have this at a half star but then decided I DO actually love the way movies are…

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★★½

    It feels very good to see today's camera technology put to such urgent and assertive use in making a film that actually physiologically sells human survival mechanisms as something emotional, and with such immediacy