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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    haven't seen this yet but when Elsie Fisher mentioned Letterboxd on Jimmy Kimmel exactly one person in the audience went "woo!" and I just want to know which one of you fuckers it was

  • The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    ★★★

    this may be a bit out there, but I'm beginning to think Ari Aster might have some family issues

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  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★★

    So worry not
    All things are well
    We’ll be all right
    We have our looks
    And perfume…

    Is there a single more complete, vibrant expression of humanism in all of American cinema? A comedy-drama in the truest sense: Wilder disarms the viewer with the best-executed jokes of his career (Bud’s response to Sheldrake’s “it also says here that you are alert, astute…imaginative…” is perhaps the most perfect belated realization in the history of the medium) before knocking them flat with…

  • Way Down East

    Way Down East

    ★★★½

    Griffith throws so many characters at us that it’s difficult to tell which faces are going to be worth remembering, his editorialized intertitles aren’t half as clever as he thinks they are, and the second half (not Part II, importantly) spends far too long re-establishing Anna’s circumstances. But this is just…impeccably made, ain’t it? Slow middle section aside, it’s plain as day why this is considered such a landmark in editing; the climax gets its fair share of deserved accolades,…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    I have a confession to make. I've long called this my favorite film of all time, but upon rewatch, I made a shocking discovery that completely turned my opinion of Mulholland Drive on its head. You see, I was under the impression that David Lynch had crafted an intricate story about love, jealousy, and the all-consuming pain of regret, but what I hadn't realized was that this story was far from original. This film steals virtually all of its narrative…

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★½

    Impossibly long takes? Check. Camera disconnected from any sense of physical space? Check. Intermittent blackouts in lieu of traditional cuts? Check. Nihilism? Check. Hedonism? Check. Future Condensed ExtraBold? CHECK. It’s all here, folks. If you despised I Stand Alone, hated Irreversible, loathed Enter the Void, and cursed Love (which, I mean, same here), Climax will make you riot in the streets. But I’m not one to judge. I’ll be doing the same, but indoors. No sangria for me, thanks. My #2 for 2018.