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  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    ★★★★★

    Sometimes when I’m watching a heavily symbolic movie, and the metaphor finally clicks for me, I feel like an idiot for not having gotten it sooner. “Guess I’ll have to watch it again from the beginning to see how it plays” I’ll tell myself. 

    Shortly after ill usually google it to confirm my theory but for the first time ever, I have yet to find any critics who took away the same reading that I did. The Stockholm syndrome relationship…

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    ★★★½

    Easily one of the most intense films I’ve ever seen. Not for the faint of heart or stomach or anyone who likes their narratives tidy or leads likeable.

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    “When I made this I was going through a break up. I’m all better now” - Ari Aster, introducing this film. 

    Slow clap. 

    Also, the most honest representation of tripping on mushrooms I’ve ever seen on film.

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    What feels like a feature length version of a film student's debut short, about a nameless sad white musician who needs to die in order to learn a lessons he should've learned while he was alive: nothing is permanent, don't throw dishes at latino families, metaphors are hard, and pies take a long time to eat by yourself. Arguably one of the worst movies I've seen in a very long time.