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  • Election

    Election

    I think this is a 5 star for me, though let me sit with it first.

    A remarkable film—elusive from start to finish. It’s funny and offbeat, simultaneously reminding me of a comedic Lanthimos film and a neorealist Murakami novel (even the poster screams a Murakami vintage book cover), and I love how the tone is gregarious and sardonic all at once. We tend to have this type of snobbery towards “high school” movies, but this one just changes angles…

  • How Green Was My Valley

    How Green Was My Valley

    interesting enough so i’ll do a write-up for this but i just coded for four hours and my braincells are empty so let’s just say that the valley was very green for now, a cross between pickle green and emerald green and maybe with a tinge of chartreuse 

    i’m normally not like this sorry 

    it was so green though

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

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

    Where does happiness come from? Is it internal or is it inherent in our relationships with other human beings? Do we become happy by entering a romantic relationship, buying something new, or spending time with others? Happiness is subjective, and though our sources of happiness may be physical or spiritual, Ari Aster's Midsommar suggests that a way of achieving both physical and spiritual forms of happiness is through expungement; to purge our plaintive relationships and to rebirth ourselves by entering…

  • Cameraperson

    Cameraperson

    ★★★★

    absolutely intoxicating. brilliant way to capture the beauty of reality up to the tiniest shred of detail but what really struck me the most here was the film’s economical use of hands as a symbol of humanism; as much as it can commit complicit acts, it can also mould some of the most alluring and exquisite things mankind can ever possibly conceive. it’s mostly plotless, but it’s not about the narrative, but more on viewing life as an arbitrary sequence…