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From out of the past, where forgotten things belong
You keep coming back like a song.

Favorite films

  • Unsane
  • Black Swan
  • Welfare
  • Slumber Party Massacre II

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  • Encanto

    ★★★½

  • Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

    ★½

  • Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

    ★★

  • Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

    ★★★

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  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★½

    Cute and sweet and pretty and all that nice shit you can rely on Disney films to be. Almost every character has some substantially fun moments (standout being Luisa justice for Luisa), pretty much every song is at least pleasant and the best couple are really rad (Dos Orguitas was bound to kill me I could tell immediately and was proven correct). Rarely groundbreaking in any of those regards, but I’ll likely always have some amount of room in my…

  • Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

    Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

    ★½

    Reiterates many of the worst qualities about Destiny Deoxys, particularly the completely uninteresting character arc (here for Lucario) and the blatant overlength, but combines them instead with an almost belligerent incoherence. I'm still paying fairly close attention to these (if they keep having slid like this, our intention is to be playing Pokemon at the same time) and I still have almost no idea how the plot of this moves from moment to moment late in the film. Suddenly Mew…

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  • Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    ★★★★★

    Does my voice sound familiar to you?

    A raw weaponization of the fundamental unknowability of other people, paraded through actors, paid company, unfamiliar faces, untrustworthy recounts, ultimately back to who has always been the show’s central question mark. After all, how could they be understood when we so struggle to even approach understanding ourselves, our true motives, our true feelings, our true needs. If people are to us what we need them to be and what small glimpses we can…

  • I Am Not an Easy Man

    I Am Not an Easy Man

    ★★

    Roughly as deep as the sitcom-episode-level premise it boasts would suggest, which is a shame but maybe not really that surprising. Reversing traditional gender roles and then watching them play out through a slice of that alternate society is the sort of thing that could probably be done really interestingly by an incredible talent, but here is just sort of paraded through really obvious beats (a woman is the boss and a man is the personal assistant, men having wardrobes…