Drew has written 23 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita

    ★★★★½

    I saw a lot of myself in this film, in the sense that it has a gay who finds himself incredibly moved by the concept of dawn.

  • Brouillard #14

    Brouillard #14

    ★★★★½

    If I were gonna describe a Signac, this looks like all the words I'd use.

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★½

    I turn into a puddle every time Carol makes some forward gesture, her face all poised and composed; Therese pauses, caught off guard; and then chaos breaks out on Carol's face when for just a moment there's a void that she doesn't quite know how to bridge. Even when Haynes stages that interaction, shot from a different room with walls covering all but a tiny sliver of the frame, I stare at the 10 pixels he fits them into and melt.

  • The Devil Is a Woman

    The Devil Is a Woman

    ★★★★½

    A sample page from the screenplay of The Devil Is a Woman:

    Late at night, fog fills the air, making it difficult to see. A group of willow trees are outside a house, their leaves dangling over a house.

    A heavy rain pours down onto the house, water running off the roof and falling in front of the window. A mysterious figure is masked by the slats of the window.

    Through the window, a party is in full swing during…

  • Narcissus

    Narcissus

    ★★★★½

    So beautiful, I forget to breathe when I get to the part where Jean-Louis Morin dissolves into nothing but motion.

  • Theorem

    Theorem

    ★★★★½

    I took the best dick of my generation,
    destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,

  • Outer Space

    Outer Space

    ★★★★½

    This is one of my favorites. I sure as hell wasn't expecting to finally see it on the big screen as a last-minute addition to an open screening, but I'll take it.

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★½

    Essential viewing, holiday-depression-wise.

  • Line Describing a Cone

    Line Describing a Cone

    ★★★★½

    A partial rewatch, since the last time I saw this was in a cave where the projector ran out of gasoline partway through the film.

    This was a reframing of Line Describing a Cone, with three configurations of two prints of the original film. The projectionists fed one reel through backwards so that one cone became completed while the other became depleted. It was amusing that even with a small crowd accustomed to expanded cinema, there was a dynamic where…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    This is my third viewing at this point, so at this point I'm just going to follow it wherever it leads, which will in all likelihood involve me being found curled up in a ball, reading In Search of Lost Time and subsisting on a mealy paste made from peach preserves and ground up Sufjan cassettes.

    I do want to say just how wonderfully Call Me by Your Name models empathy by playing with these permeable boundaries between people, between…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    Gay culture in 2017 is seeing Call My by Your Name; buying another ticket for the next day; dredging up a decade of psychic baggage, because Michael Stuhlbarg told you to; reconsidering your assumptions that Sufjan Stevens sounds like he'd be far too twee for your incredibly sophisticated tastes; finding a corner of your office (which is thankfully empty over the holidays) that's out of sight, where nobody will notice that Sufjan is forcibly and publicly extracting tears from you;…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    tasteful gay sounds