Simon Rask

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Caught one more time, up on Cypress Avenue


Soli Deo Gloria

Favorite films

  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Unforgiven
  • Hail the Conquering Hero
  • Midnight Run

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  • Moonage Daydream

    ★★★½

  • Mean Girls

    ★★★

  • X

    ★★½

  • Supersonic

    ★★★

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  • Moonage Daydream

    Moonage Daydream

    ★★★½

    As much as I respect the avant-garde impressionism of Morgen’s approach, the totality feels curiously arbitrary in what aspects/eras of Bowie’s career are highlighted.
    I get it, the breadth of Bowie’s career and influence can’t possibly be presented in a feature, so spending the majority of the runtime in the ‘70s makes sense (has any band/artist had a greater ten year stretch of albums than Bowie from ‘71–‘80? Nine albums ranging from good to masterpiece, only one clunker). And yet,…

  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    ★★★

    Feel like I now understand dozens of very important cultural references after watching this.

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★½

    Doesn’t really surprise me that a film which (1) was produced by A24, (2) exhibits excessive formal maximalism, and (3) concludes with an extremely of-our-time moral plea has ascended to the upper echelons of Letterboxd favs. I try not to judge art along rigidly ideological lines, only reacting favourably when it conforms to my own beliefs about the nature of reality—i.e. there are many films which I love while disagreeing with the message. And there’s a lot to admire here…

  • 27 Dresses

    27 Dresses

    ★½

    Since no one in the world could possibly have anything remotely interesting to say about this whatever rom-com, strap in and hold on, 'cause Imma hijack my own review to detail the (much more entertaining) series of events that led up to viewing this garbage movie.

    So Friday morning I wake up to throbbing pain from the big toe on my left foot. No idea where it came from. No idea what could have caused it. But after dragging my…