Alex

Alex

Favorite films

  • Ghost World
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Heathers
  • Inherent Vice

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  • The Matrix

    ★★★★½

  • The Blade

    ★★★★½

  • Get Out of the Car

    ★★★★

  • The Wrong Trousers

    ★★★★★

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  • My Darling Clementine

    My Darling Clementine

    ★★★★★

    Warm and lovely enough to make your heart soar before reluctantly breaking it.

  • The Beach

    The Beach

    ★★★½

    Impossible not to dig the vibes here: sexy, adventurous, effervescent. Gonna have to read the novel at some point because the denouement and ending approach a bit too rapidly. Feels like a film that should've been 3 hours.

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  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ★★

    I guess I watched this but I may never have taken less away from a film. This passed through me violently and yet entirely undigested like a license plate in the belly of a shark. It's among the least real-seeming pieces of art I've ever engaged with, like a 30 Rock skit that your subconscious stretched to feature length during an incoherent dream from eating a cheese plate too late. I'm still not even sure this exists as anything besides…

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★★

    Of all the praise to lay at the feet of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, one of the most arresting and profound artists at work today, the best I can think to offer him, right now, is this:

    In an age of absolutely untrammeled chaos, anxiety, and the sheer overwhelming buzz and roar of day-to-day urban living, his work—both thematically and explicitly—acts as a tonic, a restoration of our ability to center ourselves; serene, meditative, and open again to the possibilities of the present moment.

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