• Mind Game

    Mind Game

    ★★★★½

    No one really does it like Yuasa, just an absolute rush. Possibly life-changing

  • Showing Up

    Showing Up

    ★★★

    I definitely enjoyed this one a lot (a high 6/10) but it leaves me with a feeling that it just could've done a bit more. Michelle Williams plays Squidward very well and makes that character very relatable, but ultimately it doesn't seem to amount to much that other movies haven't already done before, even though the directing and editing (aside from a sorta sloppy-feeling climax) are as precise and purposeful as they always are with Reichardt. Amazingly atmospheric as well, with some moments that feel particularly meditative. Would easily recommend this, it's sweet, not sure if I'd watch it again though.

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★★

    Probably dumb and derivative. Also kinda profound. Transcended a bit too hard at the ending. Could criticize this for not being the best version of itself that it could be but I know I'll be watching this 5 more times so who cares, all bless Damien Chazelle

  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

    All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

    ★★★★

    While sloppily structured at points, it's still one of the most powerful biographical documentaries I've seen in some time. It would be a pretty mindblowing and exhausting double-feature with Paris is Burning. Need me some friends and a community like this. Absolutely beautiful queer art experience with loads to offer!

  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★★½

    Pain

  • Poker Face

    Poker Face

    ★½

    Lynchian

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    ★★★½

    Thoroughly enjoyed this. A lot more compact, hypnotic and enjoyable than Satantango and the whale imagery is legitimately powerful, but outside of its ending and 1 other shot it never quite reaches the absolute heights of emotion from Satantango. Maybe that's the point though? Just a completely numb world. A devilish echo through empty streets. A world full of people that still just somehow feels uninhabited. It has a weirdly prophetic energy to it. It feels like a film that…

  • Wake-Up

    Wake-Up

    I made this 56 minute-long film in December 2022 but am only now putting it on letterboxd! This is another experimental and personal project, though it also tells a story that you can sort of figure out and puzzle together as you watch it. I made it in only 4 days but I am very proud of it and its probably my best film yet! Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DApTfK4eY8&t=782s

  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★½

    I watched it haha

  • White Noise

    White Noise

    ★★½

    Kind of a shitpost in ways but I can generally respect that. Made me laugh plenty. Felt dull at many points but all the actors were great so that kinda made up for it. Some real tender moments in here. Kind of compelling? Boring? Pointless? Fitting movie to end a year on? The world is just endless white noise but you can dance with everyone in a supermarket, that's kinda fun.

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water

    ★★

    I did not believe in the whales

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★

    I didn't actually like this movie but it went on for such an eternity that I may have developed Stockholm syndrome towards it. The main kid does a great job though he isn't much of a fleshed out character. Really loved the scene with the great uncle. The film wasn't as cheesy or overly sentimental as I was expecting (though it still has its moments) and I respect it for basically not even trying to have a compelling story throughout…