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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    The patience of women

    Also not a bad going out for DDL if it is to be his last

    Also also PTA please direct my Tasty videos

    Identified with DDL, not in the sense of him as a driven genius but rather as a self-obsessed man who’s ruined his fair share of New Year’s Eves, and recognized Alice in the best of Alma, so that was probably what I loved most about it

    Really not what I expected, particularly toward the end, and now I want to see it again

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    ★★★★★

    35mm at the Quad Cinema in Manhattan. God I love it here. I would be so poor if I lived here.

    This movie only gets more relevant as the days go by. The rich content themselves with cosmetics and consumerism while disavowing the crimes they commit against the poor who are forced to pay (literally) for their own oppression. And our (farcical) hero? He has the keys to the kingdom and uses them to stalk and harass a woman.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Ever since I joined Letterboxd, nothing has scared me more than the idea of trying to write about 2001: A Space Odyssey. The fact that everything has "already been said" about this masterpiece has itself already been said so many times that there's not even an original means of expressing my lack of originality left at my disposal. So with the knowledge that I will probably never be able to fully encapsulate what makes this my favorite movie of all…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    "Hey pretty girl, time to wake up."

    There was a time not too long ago when if you asked me what my favorite movie was I might have told you Mulholland Drive. There's a lot going on in the film and I certainly won't claim to understand all of it (something I might have done when it was my "favorite movie"), but I do have a reading of it that seems to answer a lot of the questions it poses,…