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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★

  • Masculin Féminin

    ★★★★

  • The Black Phone

    ★★★★½

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★★

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  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★★

    I wouldn't die for anyone or anything, but I'd probably take a very non-lethal bullet to the shoulder for Marcel the Shell.


    This is a reminder that even now, in an age of endless connected content franchises and reboots, we still have untapped potential for surprising poignancy without stuffy pretense in cinema, and also that this can be achieved while still being way funnier than one might expect. The voice acting, technical/visual approach and very tricky tonal balancing act in this film are remarkable, elevating an otherwise simple (but unique) story into a magically charming experience.


    2021 Ranked

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    A complete redefining of all that cinema can and should be. A new level of creativity in both humor and presentation. A third act that somehow makes you cry tears of sadness and hysterical laughter at the same exact moment. 


    I. Never. Wanted. This. To. End.


    Most of the time when I watch a film, I am thinking about what I will use for my final grade. With this instant classic, my only real struggle was deciding where I would…

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  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★

    "Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022) is a wonderland." - John Mayer's Letterboxd review for this film (probably).


    So, I'll just come out and say it. I expected to love this, but only kinda sorta maybe liked it a bit? It's easily my disappointment of the year so far, but only because I really thought it seemed like a safe home run for me. On paper this had all the ingredients for something that I would just love: a Letterboxd success story,…

  • Masculin Féminin

    Masculin Féminin

    ★★★★

    Jean-Luc Godard again finds himself playing with the rules (there are no rules) of cinema, opting to present this romantic drama through a series of 15 separate vignettes, somewhat along the lines of his use of the 12 tableaux in 1962's Vivre Sa Vie. Sadly, there's no Anna Karina this time around, but playing the lovely muse in this film is the Natalie Wood-esque Chantal Goya, a real-life chanteuse playing a chanteuse role. Early into this film, I was thinking…

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★

    On one hand, it's pretty shocking to see that such a confidently presented and steady film is actually the feature debut for director Darius Marder. On the other hand, it's almost expected that this could be the case when a film feels so unique and fresh. This is a viewing experience so intimate that you might feel almost voyeuristic while watching. This is down to a few things mostly: the cinematography style, a decidedly naturalistic tone that almost feels like…

  • Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Just imagine how bad plans 1-8 must have been.