Emily Yoshida

Very very dumb person, please indulge me in this exercise to be a little less dumb

Favorite films

  • True Stories
  • 2046
  • The Purge: Anarchy
  • A Little Princess

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★

  • Benedetta

    ★★★½

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    ★★★

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★

    Between this and Matrix Revvies I'm good on movies about the creative process for the rest of the decade thanks

  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★½

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

    When you think about it, the Bubonic Plague was the original Summer of Scam

    People who weren’t raised religiously definitely stand a better chance of growing up to be chill adults than the rest of us, but on the other hand they will never know the particular pleasure of witnessing blasphemy. Like doing a PCR test but it actually does literally make it to your brain. Verhoeven’s blasphemy (religious and otherwise) I always find to be pretty challenging and subtle, and…

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  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    ★★★

    Godardish polemic for 21st century late capitalism/digital era conservatism, so mostly extremely stressful!!! Points all well taken, notices all the right absurdities and injustices, still left feeling as though I'd been yelled at for 2 hours -- I think I gained back the eight months of anxiety I lost by going private on Twitter in April after getting vaccinated. The greatest pleasures, if they can be called that, are all in the smallest moments (the mascot checking his phone in…

  • Juliet of the Spirits

    Juliet of the Spirits

    ★★★★½

    Starting my year and my presence on this platform by rewatching a standby favorite, something to comfort me as I contemplate my dwindling relevance in a spooky old house in the country. 8 1/2 and the entire genre of “man contemplates all the women he’s loved” (see also: 2046, Scott Pilgrim) reflected in a technicolor mirror full of memory and hallucination, but in the end it’s just Giulietta Masina, tight smile, glistening eyes, giving nothing and somehow everything, looking back at…