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  • After the Dark

    After the Dark

    "Teenage Thought Experiments: The Movie"... in which it is revealed that love is the most dangerous thought experiment of them all.

  • A Deadly Adoption

    A Deadly Adoption

    ★★

    I'd completely forgotten this was a thing until scrolling through titles this evening and catching myself thinking, "That kind of looks like—no, it's Will Fer—and that's Kristen W—I remember this!" Ninety minutes later here I am. Almost every time Ferrell or Wigg are on screen a smile came to me as I reflected on how much thought, care, and consideration went into making this margarine sandwich of a movie. This is genius level mockery. This isn't a parody in the…

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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★

    The portrayal of childhood here is magical, and I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I did. I'm also glad, in a way, that Totoro wasn't the focus here—it was the children and their interactions with the world, each other, and their own imaginations. That was all communicated so well, though I can't see this movie and not feel emotion over something that really doesn't have anything to do with it...

    I'm not sure exactly how my sister…

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★

    One of the words that comes to mind when thinking about this film is: “delicate.” That’s not to be taken ironically, as in: This film was “precious.” I mean the portrayal of humanity was delicate. And so completely accurate. Heartbreak in the mere “practicing” of confronting one’s partner about their potential infidelity. Portraying a freeze frame as if to signal how time becomes trapped in our minds. How many images of past loves are locked away in my own psyche,…