Favorite films

  • In Bloom
  • Keep Cool
  • Fire
  • Happy Times

Recent activity

All
  • Little Shop of Horrors

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

  • Malika the Lion Queen

  • Bait

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

  • The Uninvited

    β˜…β˜…

Pinned reviews

More
  • Fire

    Fire

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    "There's no word in our language that can describe what we are...How we feel for each other." - Sita

    Bollywood's 1st film to center a lesbian relationship. πŸ”₯

    Unableβ€”unwillingβ€”to continue the charade of dutiful compliance with shunned passions and stifled yearning, two women discover and envelope one another in mutual affection, and so ensues the inevitable eruption of simmering desires unleashed, igniting a fire intense enough to destroy both their present and future.

    Newly married to a man who clearly…

Recent reviews

More
  • Happy Times

    Happy Times

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Happy Times is the most "unintentionally sweet" movie that I've ever seen. However, it also has one of the most heartbreakingly bittersweet endings that I've ever seen. πŸ’”

    What can't Yimou do?! I've long recognized him as being a maestro of sumptuous epics as well as a master of compelling period dramas - it looks like I have to add "lord of modern, wildly off-beat comedies" to that list given Keep Cool and now this. Jason Korsner of BBC.com aptly…

  • White Ant

    White Ant

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Trauma has the capacity to be a devourer of worlds: it can consume one's emotional and psychological well-being (inner world) as well as consume one's healthy connection to others and social norms (external world).

    In White Ant, trauma manifesting through sexual fetishism collides with uncritical moral superiority and the threat of exposure, which in turn explores paranoia and isolation, which ultimately transforms into an examination of guilt and the desire to atone for the unintended consequences of a snap judgment.…

Popular reviews

More
  • Titane

    Titane

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    Idk, man...I legit don't know what I just saw. πŸ˜³πŸ˜†πŸ˜’

    I'm jealous that so many people are able to enjoy this. For me, though, Titane's particular blend of batshit, bizarre, and bewildering elements didn't resonate with me.

    At no point was I bored, but there were moments of exasperation. I don't think it's "bad," but I was glad when it was finally over.

    I don't hate it. I feel...nothing. I'm utterly indifferent. This wasn't for me. And my indifference is to the point that I don't even care enough to attempt to articulate why it didn't work for me.

    🌟Added to Horror Gorge Month 2021 list🌟

  • Taipei Suicide Story

    Taipei Suicide Story

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    CW: Reference to and brief discussion of suicide

    "True" horror isn't about vengeful spirits, crazed serial killers, or mindless zombies. It's deeper than that. The underlying building blocks that shape what causes us fear is always deeper than that.

    Taipei Suicide Story is a simple yet uniquely alluring, meditative, and soul-piercingly still story about a "suicide hotel" receptionist and his rapport with a guest who's uncertain about if she wants to live or not.

    I think this film does a…