• Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★½

    So much wasted potential. Truly the worst of these shows. The Boba Fett one was more enjoyable than this.

  • Chameleon Street

    Chameleon Street

    ★★★★

    Such a curious film- I first heard of it when clicking through letterboxd years ago and this site had a stunning mysterious poster of a flying mask with eyes. 

    I’m thankful to have finally caught the movie on Criterion. I’m thankful because while this is far from a perfect movie, it’s a refreshing break from how we expect or perceive movies to be. It often feels like it’s squirming against all high-end tastes to be as ugly, sour and weary…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Deeply biased because Björk was in it and Sjón co-wrote it (and co-wrote some of the best Björk tracks ever like Cocoon, Bachelorette, Oceania, Isobel, I’ve Seen It All from Dancer in the Dark, etc)

    I’m so mesmerized by the way Eggers grabs the textures of history to remind us it was not only a time and a place but a horrific one, as far away and as alien as a Valkyrie galloping towards the heavens. We cannot help but…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    This was very fun and good and as always it's wonderful to see and hear a movie in a theater that isn't an IP.

    The actors were all incredible. I LOVED the googly eye motif.

    But the writing, the writing was so under-baked, repetitive and full of unnecessary exposition that would stop the movie dead in its tracks every time. Emotions being told versus shown.

    My expectation going in was a story about a woman who finds out the potential…

  • Crash

    Crash

    this is a very very good movie.

    I want to sit here and analyze it the way I do everything, but it almost feels like it would defeat the purpose.

    this is like a moving poem, where-in the plot believes in itself, the vibes (which was beautifully fucked) and music and cinematography are off the charts, and the framing...wow. especially when like 60% of the shots in this include cars. cars sitting, cars moving, cars weaving and crashing into each…

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    shamelessly sharing the podcast episode my friend & I did on this movie:

    soundcloud.com/user-55246958/castle-of-cagliostro?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

    0:00-28:00: Introductions
    28:00-to end: Analysis and fun times

    This is our first ep and my first time producing so be kind T__T

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    a film about alienation, about how we are so distant from the very potential of human-kind that it's as bizarre as a stuffed whale carcass arriving in a landlocked country - mesmerizing, but why are we mesmerized? there is no one to interpret this symbol for us, save the artists who are so disillusioned with the world that they choose instead to live in solitude.

    before we can even begin to understand our predicament, the bourgeoise and the police are…

  • Jackass Number Two

    Jackass Number Two

    johnny knoxville is the ideal 21st century american male, a total babe who uses his good looks and humor to seek out danger to laugh at it. its so insanely attractive how little he loses his cool.

    its like the opposite of weirdos who secretly hope to affirm their masculinity through war or call of duty. what's more masculine than getting hit by a bull then watching your bro chug some beer up his ass, and giggling a whole lot about it?

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    one of the most uninspired looking, sounding movies i've ever seen.

    i think this might be an op to convince people that getting into MIT is so important that one must alter the very movement of time to make sure it happens.

    Tobey and Willem were the best best parts

  • Titane

    Titane

    with its use of cars as a symbol of individuality and freedom, this film feels spiritually connected to Utena.

    Car garages are our brains and the cars which sit inside, the vehicle we dream of being, our idealized selves.

    The violence of having to cut off contact from everything you thought or felt you were.

    The absolute painful joy of finding and accepting unconditional love, finally. No matter the state of your body or mind.

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    This movie is Spielberg, which is beautiful. It displays what he's become known for, which is spectacular movement and action and vividly realized in a cinematic-reality kind of way. it makes for a stunning movie - but I've been thinking a lot about why the original is so effecting while this left me cold, and it has a lot to do with the original's choice to remain tethered to a stage-like feeling.

    take for instance the opening scene and Jet's…

  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

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

    A movie in which the protagonist learns all the wrong lessons. The eerie prescience of this story taking place during the plague tells me everything I need to know about what Verhoeven wants us to take away from this movie, which rocks btw.

    Benedetta is like a modern-day cringe tiktok star who falls so deep into believing and loving their own bullshit that they can't help but walk away from a good, pure thing when its begging them to stay.…