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

  • To the Sea
  • Laws of Gravity
  • Zero for Conduct
  • The Other Side of the Underneath

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  • The Predator

    ★½

  • Predators

    ★★½

  • Predator 2

    ★★★★

  • Prey

    ★★★★

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  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★½

    It felt like they were trying to resurrect the Predator franchise by taking it in a more schlocky, retro type of direction. I’m not opposed to this, but it all becomes undone by a messy, confusing plot, uninteresting characters, bad editing, and worse effects. Some attempts are made at raising the stakes, but all of it feels cheap. It doesn’t feel like they thought about what they were writing because the one thing this movie does consistently is hit endless narrative walls.

  • Predators

    Predators

    ★★½

    Truthfully, if felt like a bit too much of a rehash. The setting and visual effects look excellent, but the film sort of feels like it was made for preteens. There are lots of action scenes that utilize some impressive technology. I also wouldn’t necessarily describe most of the characters as being the typical throwaway victims you’d expect (even though the movie itself seems to be under this impression). But there’s hardly any suspense and nothing feels grounded. The ultimate…

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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…