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  • The Hitcher

    The Hitcher


    I hated this. I don’t even know what to say. C Thomas Howell, Rutger Hauer, and Jennifer Jason Leigh all do excellent work, but the plot (involving a deranged serial killer who gleefully ruins the life of an innocent young drifter) feels like an exercise in depressing sadism. I love gory, violent horror movies as much as anyone does, but something about this just rubbed me the wrong way. It reminded me of how I feel about Wolf Creek. The movie stops being scary when you start torturing your characters for no reason.

  • Mystic River

    Mystic River


    A very hard film to watch, particularly if you’re someone who works with/raises/loves children. However, only a filmmaker like Eastwood can truly get at the emotional core of the difficult concepts that this film seeks to confront.

    It’s not a perfect film. Sean Penn’s character is complicated in the way he is written and I don’t believe that the average viewer is going to understand how consumed with formalities and self-righteousness his character is. This is why his performance is…

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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…