Drew has written 38 reviews for films with no rating.

  • All About Eve

    All About Eve

    (It was, in fact, all about Margo.)

  • Tricia's Wedding

    Tricia's Wedding

    Some highlights:

    • Mamie Eisenhower saying the word "well".
    • Eartha Kitt telling Lady Bird Johnson to kiss her ass.
    • A wedding procession of cartoonish, pancaked faces completely dead behind the eyes, like zombies in a Jack Smith film.
    • Eartha Kitt turning the whole thing into Climax (2018).
    • Sylvester as Coretta Scott King whipping a writhing pile of white socialites.

    Not everything aged well or lands right, but what's left packs a punch.

  • Jamon Jamon

    Jamon Jamon

    I appreciate how suddenly this movie will veer between a dramatic mode and just like, hot sluts making poor decisions. It's a bit uneven in how some of the characters are situated between the two, but fun nevertheless.

  • Shit & Champagne

    Shit & Champagne

    Thank you to the San Francisco Public Library for ordering this for me. You truly are an invaluable source of knowledge and culture.

    Anyway my favorite part was when the queen shat herself and dragged it across the floor and then the guy slipped in it.

  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    The guy behind me kept whispering "yass" under his breath and he was right.

  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    One of Almodóvar's more restrained films, comparatively speaking. The plot is told almost completely linearly, with inconspicuous cuts marking sudden leaps in time. The set design isn't as flashy as the home furnishing catalogs in which The Human Voice or Pain and Glory are set. This is probably his more straightforward work since Volver, with its focus directly on the relations of these two mothers, and all the lurid, messy stories that come out of it.

    It's a directness that…

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    I'm at the Céline Sciamma screening and the lesbians are sharing their Portrait of a Lady on Fire fanart.

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    A dazzling rumination on urban loneliness, the burn of near connection, and thALL THE LEAVES ARE BROOWN

  • Blissfully Yours

    Blissfully Yours

    This has the most majestic scene about the sun behind a cloud that I've seen since like Antigone (1992).

  • The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

    The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

    I heard a story a few years back: someone was in Paris and came across a little gallery. When they went inside, they realized it wasn't a gallery at all; Agnès Varda was standing there and they had walked into her home. She offered them something to drink, and they found themselves chatting with her all afternoon.

    For the life of me I can't remember where I heard the story, in an interview I read or maybe talking to someone…

  • The Others

    The Others

    When Nicole Kidman said to stop breathing, I felt that.

  • Jacquot

    Jacquot

    Today marks 30 years since Jacques Demy passed away so I watched this, and may we all find someone who looks at us, likening each strand of hair on our heads to the tangled branches of a cherry blossom tree, the way Agnès Varda looks at Jacques Demy, likening each strand of hair on his head to the tangled branches of a cherry blossom tree.