Favorite films

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Parasite
  • The Princess Bride
  • Inception

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  • V/H/S

    ★★

  • Babylon

    ★★★★½

  • Talk to Me

    ★★★½

  • Oppenheimer

    ★★★★

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  • You Hurt My Feelings

    You Hurt My Feelings

    ★★★½

    I could be convinced that white lies are the glue that holds society together

  • Late Spring

    Late Spring

    ★★★★½

    Late Spring really didn't hit me until late in the second act. Then I ran headfirst into a wall of emotions I have yet to fully crack. There's love, of course. Selfishness, but also selflessness. Sadness, grief, the trauma of side-stepping the path you'd rather be treading. A dash of anger and hopelessness. A pinch of optimism.

    And woven through it all is the question whether we should challenge the societal norms that tell us which relationships matter and when, and whether choices to stick to or deviate from those norms can and should define us.

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  • V/H/S

    V/H/S

    ★★

    Eh. Not scary and the different stories kind of dragged on. But I did like some of the camerawork and lighting choices

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★★½

    Weird movie to watch in the middle of a hurricane + earthquake. Why not add a little more chaos?

    My favorite part was when one of the characters questioned whether it was a good idea to have sound in movies, then someone farted super loudly in the bathroom stall, and then the next scene was a cacophony of yelling and stuff breaking. I love Damien for the little details like that.

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★½

    I was already completely sold on this movie but then the soulmate theory just put it over the top

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★½

    Time is slowly killing all of us.

    Maybe it's because the past is alluring, and as it accumulates behind you it becomes harder to avoid the siren calls of regret and "what ifs". Or maybe it's just because that's how time works.

    The Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy recognizes the human desires for connection and belonging and spins them up into serendipitous scenarios that reveal the recognizable sources of pain and acceptance and growth that follows. The brilliance of each…