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I think the best kind of movies are bleak but beautiful, like light through ice. The second best have ethan hunt

Favorite films

  • A Serious Man
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Before Sunset
  • Melancholia

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  • Being the Ricardos

  • The Matrix Resurrections

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

  • Don't Look Up

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  • Being the Ricardos

    Being the Ricardos

    This was on my television screen for its entire runtime, but I will not pretend to have seen this. 

    Look, Sorkin’s absolute disinterest in verisimilitude when it comes to human beings is a feature to him, not a bug. He knows this is all bullshit. He talks about it all the time. 

    His Masterclass is hilarious. There’s a moment where he gives a very long illustrative example of why he’s great at what he does, and how writing works. His…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    Bill Pope is MISSED. Action scenes often looked like if Delta’s next pre-flight safety video had an “action movie” theme, but the Neo & Trinity resurrection is really upsetting and effective. What a hilariously dark sequence of events to follow the last one. Did not really understand the Morpheus thing on a first pass. Whatever’s going on I wish it was Larry!

    I liked the hour of this where I was mildly high and answering Cheyenne’s several questions. “Who…” // “That’s…

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    Unfortunately, 25 minutes into this film, I took a sip of my drink and realized I had in fact just taken a sip from a stranger’s seated next to me. My blood vessels froze and I sat there thinking about that for the rest of the film.

    Will revisit this film A.S.A.P. and draft a more clearheaded review post-haste. 

    He knew, I think.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    Man rides off to his assured death in service of an idiotic game played by an ancient generation who will not die, all to impress them. That’s modern warfare, baby! Every frame of this is beautiful, despite my similar, depressing experience with Burbank’s AMC.

    I was surprised by how not in the mood I was for Lowry’s “ambiguous” (it’s not) ending. All that matters is that Gawain now faces the inevitability of death unafraid? Blegh. He deserves his head cut off…