Loom (Ira)

My english isn't perfect. I love difficult films, art pictures, and weird coming-of-age movies. My thoughts are always evolving.

Favorite films

  • Alamar
  • Zero for Conduct
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Häxan

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  • L.A. Confidential

    ★★★½

  • The Swimmer

    ★★★★★

  • The Ordeal

    ★★★

  • Signs Out of Time: The Life of Archaeologist Marija Gimbutas

    ★★★½

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  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    ★★★½

    I didn’t really think it became compelling until the second hour, when there are fewer characters and situations to focus on. I think the film starts off quite messy, but the stylish editing, acting, and cinematography are so strong that it’s mostly not noticeable. The story didn’t go in the direction I was expecting, which made the film far more exciting. I also thought both Basinger and Cromwell were scarily good playing characters that subvert the audience’s expectations. The dark…

  • The Swimmer

    The Swimmer

    ★★★★★

    This was extraordinary. It starts off as though it’s going to unfold in a superfluous manner to the point where it almost feels like it’s not even going to bother setting up anything for the audience to really care about. But the further it goes along the deeper it starts to sink its teeth. By the time it gets to the end, it becomes a borderline maddening thing to sit through, yet it constantly is reestablishing its foundation in sneaky,…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★

    Powerful and painful. This is the kind of love story that speaks closely to many. It captures all the messiness, awkwardness, wonder, and excitement of being young and experiencing romantic love. I don't view this, nor the book, as being a story about homosexuality. I view it more as being simply about sexuality, just in general, and exploring all the exciting and magical wonders of becoming your own person and navigating your sexual identity. The performances and the sound design…

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    ★★★★★

    The news of Kim Ki-duk’s passing from COVID-19 complications has startled me to no end. 
    This deeply important film is a reminder of his desire to be set free from all earthly sufferings. 
    I am in an emotional state at the moment, but this film reminds me that such pain is only temporary. 
    Just because he’s gone does not mean he isn’t around. 
    This film immortalized him after all. 
    Life is full of missing pieces, emotions, memories, and people’s hat…