• Love Streams

    Love Streams

    ★★★★★

    This one is an absolute trip. In some ways it feels like Cassavettes most realized picture; the cinematography, the very realized dream sequences, etc. It also kinda feels like all the previous films of him mashed together, so many shades of other characters from his films coming out in this one. But above all, Cassavettes really nails that perspective of two siblings adrift, both equally impulsive, destructive and frustrated and their attempt to realize their humanity in the bond of…

  • Five Easy Pieces

    Five Easy Pieces

    ★★★★★

    Ya know earlier in the year when I was watching arguably too many movies this one is in a weird way the one that has stuck with me the longest. something about the character of Bobby Dupea feels perfectly self destructive but not in a way akin to say like taxi driver or badlands but in the way I can see a lot of myself in bobby. The ending of this one will also stick with me for a very long time.

  • World on a Wire

    World on a Wire

    One of the more underrated and seemingly under celebrated pieces of sci-fi from abroad. world on a wire is gripping, heady and despite it's sprawling runtime of three and a half hours, focused as can be. interesting topic for fassbinder but I really loved this one!

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    Funeral Parade of Roses

    A truly individual take on the concept of identity that combines so many different elements like noir, greek tragedy and documentary elements. this in concept feels like a precursor to a film like kiaorstami's close-up purely in the sense that it's combination/distortion of what is real and what is not which I found to be the most enthralling aspect of the film. The mix of characters perspectives, and the enthralling take on how often the queer identity is hidden from those who are untrustworthy make this film worth it and there is so much more beyond that. def gonna rewatch.

  • Shock Corridor

    Shock Corridor

    Cool eerie ideas and cinematography and the filmmaking is pretty interesting but I think this one suffers big time from "old movie syndrome". in praxis I can appreciate this movie conceptually I just wished it could've fully versed itself in more avant garde territory while still embracing the tropes of the genre.

  • Daisies

    Daisies

    A remarkably inventive film with amazing colors and great editing! not to mention great subversion of most woman characters from other things in the time! would love to get more into the czech new wave.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    man...those knives really were out...

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    bringing this up to a five. probably the best adventure movie ever!

  • The Hit

    The Hit

    a sort've tense ending and gorgeous cinematography cannot save this movie from being boring, mostly not tense, and having an unclear idea of itself in every way. whether it's knowing who the main character is or having any sort've general motivation this movie has no clue what those are.

  • Q: Into the Storm

    Q: Into the Storm

    to think a bunch of American's think that Nancy Pelosi and co are eating children all because of some awkward dude living in Japan with a Justin Bieber haircut and sex doll...pretty depressing

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★★

    There is so much subtly in the filmmaking here and Varda's use of the camera and her cuts really popped out to me this time. The way she captures Paris in such a gritty intimate style is very new wave.


    I think Cleo is an exceptionally interesting character too; while she does not initially appear sympathetic, we come to realize that she is a woman constrained. I think Cleo from 5 to 7 is a film about the male gaze…

  • Hello, My Name Is Doris

    Hello, My Name Is Doris

    Half a star off for Jack Antonoff, and all the millennial humor that is maybe a bit on the nose. But apart from that this film is pretty well layered dark comedy!