Sarah

A life where I get paid to write about movies is an ideal life for me. Until then, I'm pro bono

Favorite films

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Lost in Translation
  • Taxi Driver
  • Chungking Express

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  • Cemetery of Splendor

    ★★★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★

  • A Normal Life. Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler

    ★★★★

  • Mean Streets

    ★★★★

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  • SUMODO ~The Successors Of Samurai~

    SUMODO ~The Successors Of Samurai~

    ★★★

    Between the time I heard about this film for the first time and today, I've in an unplanned way got super into sumo, so a lot of stuff here aren't quite as novel. It's a competently made film that's still rather surface level and feels like it should be able to say more. In a hilarious twist, the parts that does seem have a little more depth to it, i.e. Ryuden's segments, aged absolutely terribly, although it's not really the…

  • 2046

    2046

    ★★★★

    It initially felt like WKW was re-treading paths in a bit too similar fashion in the first relationship arc but with the other segments coming together it ties up pretty nicely. However, the scifi aesthetics in this movie has kind of aged badly, it looks like a high budget music video from the 2000s, contrast the rest of the scenes that somehow look both authentic to its time (60s) and timeless

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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★

    Like Inherent Vice, but comprehensible and funny. The Gosling-Crowe duo ("there are no two angrier birds"-Crowe) are electric and funnier than you'd expect. Some sequences feel a bit drawn out and parts of the script could benefit from a little more trimming, but otherwise it's a hit. Gotta give some props also to 13 year old Angourie Rice who magnificently holds her own against the more established actors.

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★

    everyone's too wrapped up in admiring the mindblowing stop motion world to fail to realize how absolutely shit the story is

    ETA: why is everyone lapping up the most embarrassingly blatant and basic MPDG fantasy of our post-John Green world? I can't believe this is the same guy who wrote Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind.