sophie kempenaar

you can’t spell sophistication without several letters from my name

Favorite films

  • Before Sunrise
  • Amélie
  • The Wind Rises
  • Chungking Express

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  • Bullet Train

    ★★½

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★½

  • Obvious Child

    ★★★

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    ★★★★½

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  • Throne of Blood

    Throne of Blood

    ★★★★

    please bear with me as i set aside my quippy one-liner persona here for a moment because this is something i actually have some semblance of expertise on. 

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    macbeth is a flawed text. 

    before you start accusing me of treason, it also happens to be my favorite of the bard’s tragedies. in fact, i’m about as close to a macbeth scholar as a seventeen year old can get. i’ve read it three times, seen it live three times, and…

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    Once Upon a Time in America

    hard to feel anything but unadulterated disdain—MUCH less care or interest—for this man after watching him commit atrocity after atrocity, including (but certainly not limited to) two violent rapes. sir your name is NOODLES you and your buddy egg salad sandwich can sit the hell down.

    even in general, the film never says or does anything interesting enough to justify the agonizingly long runtime. every single woman and girl exists to either get ogled or raped—sometimes both. i wish i…

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  • Boys State

    Boys State

    ★★★★

    “not all men!” you’re absolutely right. steven garza and rené otero would never do this

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    my official review of tenet!! :)

    so it starts off [BWAAAAAAAAAAAAM BWAAAAAAAAAAAAM], which i think was a really interesting choice. the characte[*TRAIN WHISTLE SCREEEEEEEEEEEECHES*], which is a whole other complex discussion. then there’s the [BANGBANGBANGBANG. SHOOTYSHOOTYMCSHOOTY] it’s because it’s a fixed point so the timeline is all [BLAMBLAMBLAMBLAMBLAM] preconceived notion of a strict progression from cause to effect, moreso like [BOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOM] which MEANS [BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM] basically a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey...stuff. 

    ...and i think that about explains it!!