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  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    YI JIAN

    ★★★★½

    Reveal after reveal, hiding information in plain sight through superb editing. Erotic thriller with sinister black leather gloves aside, The Handmaiden might just surpass I'm a Cyborg as Park Chan Wook's most heartfelt attempt at a love story, bizarre, yes; perverted, yes, but there are scenes so thoroughly soaked with genuine happiness you can't help but grin like an idiot.

    Park Chan Wook owns. Even long after he had fully matured as a director, he's still toying with scene transitions…

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    SilentDawn

    ★★★★

    73

    Discussing A Cure for Wellness without first mentioning its endless barrage of influences - from Rupert Julian and James Whale to Kubrick and Burton and Del Toro - is practically impossible, especially because the twisted, bonkers-like-bonzo, "what the actual fuck wait no don't show me that" conclusions which Verbinski arrives at (no steam ahead, to be fair) feel earthed in the classical repetitions of Horror and Mystery. Its satirical remnants give this 2.5 hour creepy-crawly epic the kick it…

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    maggie

    ★★½

    jeff bridges in this sounds like he swallowed ten tiny tom hardys and gained their combined mumbling powers

  • Lion

    Lion

    alie

    ★★★★

    me, slamming my fists on the table: where . is . sunny . pawar's . nomination .

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    Erik

    ★★★★★

    i didnt actually rewatch this time but remember when wes ball wrote a novel-length review of this about how this movie pales in comparison to his struggles as a cis het ace man?

    also i found out in addition to wes that sally jane black ALSO has me blocked so all i need now is eli hayes to block me and i unlock the letterboxd triple puzzle dungeon where they keep the second Armie Hammer that David Fincher used to film The Social Network

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    YI JIAN

    ★★★★½

    Tenderness encapsulated. The emotional equivalent to being sung to sleep, then waking up to dust dancing under the sunlight, blankets brushing past skin like water as if floating on the center of the Earth. The childhood segment was like a flashback, it's always the facial expressions that we remember first, since they carry the most impact, the rest are a haze, vision with edges blurred. The second chapter is important for the hardest part is not discovering one's own identity,…

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    Dan

    ★★★★★

    i'm crying... ANYONE CAN COOK!!!!

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    Dan

    ★★★★

    I don't claim the white side of my family after this I don't know them

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Katie

    ★★★★★

    everytime i watch this i fall in love with it all over again. the music, the visuals, wes andersons awkward commentary. i just love this film so much.

  • Logan

    Logan

    matt lynch

    ★★★★

    Last gun in the valley.

    Best one of these in a really long time. You'd think it'd get old the 267th time those claws go through a dude's face, but...it doesn't.

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    Brendan Michaels

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    Yes, I know that my original Nocturnal Animals review is a meme at this point. But honestly, that's all I could think of when I first saw it months ago. I was shocked by its intenseness, its take on obsession, how masculinity can deform justice into their own agenda, how darkly beautiful it is. It still shook me like it did previous. I compared this to Blue Velvet because it reminds me of the brutalness of the latter. Now…

  • The Founder

    The Founder

    Katie

    ★★★

    i think that white men should not be able to have money

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    Katie

    ★★★★★

    I could rewatch this movie everyday and never get tired of it. I will always tear up when Sophie and Frances glance at eachother at her dance, I will always laugh when Frances says she's too tall to marry, I will always love Frances Ha.

    "Who are you making eyes at?"
    "That's Sophie. She's my best friend."

  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    willa

    ★★★½

    i love movies about sad people like bitch ur sad! go off!

  • Crash

    Crash

    Brendan Michaels

    2/10
    I heard the stories. I heard the many criticisms of this film, all about how it doesn't say anything important about race other than it's bad. I heard all that and thought, well maybe they're overreacting. It can't be that bad!

    They were right.

    My god were they right.

    This is the original Collateral Beauty.

    This is the Oscar bait movie that everyone talks about when they refer to Oscar bait movies.

    Fuck Brendan Fraser for putting my first name in association with this pile of fucking shit.

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    👽hayley👽

    ★★★★★

    *me, everytime i log onto facebook:* I CANT BELIEVE EDUARDO'S SHARES GOT DILUTED DOWN TO .03% MOTHERFUCKING JESSE EINSENBERG JESUS CHRIST FUCK DUDE MOTHER FUCKING FACEBOOK MOVIE BULLSHIT

  • Dear White People

    Dear White People

    Sally Jane Black

    An intersectional treatise turned into a feature length film, which is... kinda the best thing I could ever say about a movie? As much a primer on how to survive as it is an indictment of white supremacist culture, as much a complex look as a didactic essay, as much a coming-of-age college story as a political diatribe. It's very difficult to write about this the way I normally write, because normally I am prising ideas out of a film,…

  • Elle

    Elle

    deah

    tw: rape

    the thing about this film, and all those other films where women "don't let their rape define them", "exacting revenge on their rapists" etc, is that they're so clearly made by men who have zero empathy for actual victims of sexual abuse.

    there is nothing feminist/empowering about the story of a woman raped becoming "fascinated" by her rapist and deciding to "entertain" him with "a game of cat and mouse". sure, you could say that wasn't Elle's intended…