Tyler

Tyler

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A work in progress. 
I don’t have the time, nor the crayons, to explain.

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  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    Bells echo from a tower that doesn't exist. The bellowing and snorting of cattle reverberates from the inside of a factory. It starts with one of many dirty, consumerist livestock, as they begin to pour from the opened gates of the dilapidated, crumbling building like blood seeping from a wound. They mingle with the outside world in the way that same wound's blood might wisp about and spread after dripping into a glass of milk. Moaning, searching, the cattle skitter…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    One week ago, tonight, I watched my dad, my hero, take his final breath.

    Nobody ever told me how painful grief can be. Physically, that is. True grief. Grief that only comes out about once or twice in a lifetime. In a generation. This physical manifestation of grief is what's so frightening, as if the term "heartbreak" has become literal, like a pit in my stomach has poisoned my body from the inside out, like there's a sinking hole in…

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  • Fences

    Fences

    ★★★★★

    I buried my father’s remains this morning in one of the most beautiful areas of Cave Hill Cemetery. Plot P. Trust me when I tell you, it’s perfect. Then I came home and immediately watched Fences, a movie you’ve probably forgotten even existed. That’s okay. I’ll remember for you. At the end, the trumpet rings out, the skies open up, and that devastating loss of such a hard, complicated love lifts and flies away. And now I am content. The box…

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★

    An extremely odd creative choice for Fincher, right down to the black-and-white aesthetic of digitized film haze. It’s a period piece about the writing of Citizen Kane, wavering temporally back and forth between the political/personal influences and the inevitable creation through pen and paper — it just doesn’t really fit what most would necessarily deem Fincher-esque material. And yet, it clicks into place when you start to think about it. Talky, possibly slightly out-of-touch sociopolitical witticisms of Social Network meets…

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  • The Nun

    The Nun

    ★½

    Ah, yes, I was wondering when “See Something Creepy And Follow It, Only To Be Jump-Scared Like A Moron: The Movie” would finally be coming out*.






    *This actually happens about every three minutes during this entire movie. I’m not kidding.

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★★

    In order to be yourself, you have to find yourself. 

    Both Toy Story and its sequel are perfect, laser-focused stories about finding yourself — the first seeing Buzz come to terms with his being a toy through the emotional aid of Woody; the second seeing Woody get too big for himself, only to be leveled back down by Buzz. They’re perfect companion pieces, as perfect as Woody and Buzz are companions themselves. Toy Story 3, no matter how forcibly it did it,…