Favorite films

  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Little Forest
  • Chungking Express
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

Recent activity

All
  • Righting Wrongs

    ★★★½

  • Good Morning

    ★★★½

  • Dumplings

    ★★★½

  • The Last Picture Show

    ★★★

Pinned reviews

More
  • Mountains May Depart

    Mountains May Depart

    ★★★★

    Maybe I'm just a Jia Stan at this point, but I don't really see why apparently everyone thinks the third act is so weak here. It's certainly the least amazing of the three acts, but I think Jia finds his groove pretty quickly after a relatively shakey start to the act. The ending scene especially lands as a defiantly nostalgic expression against the harsh tides of time and change. An emotional bookend to what is perhaps Jia's most emotional film.…

  • The Return

    The Return

    ★★★★½

    Your father is just a single image- not a person, certainly not a father, and barely even a memory; there's an aching loneliness and insecurity, but you adapt. Suddenly your father shows up and forces himself into your lives, but he doesn't let you in. He doesn't even acknowledge the elephant-sized trauma in the room, probably even resents you for feeling it. Were you better off when your father existed as something you had some control over? Would you have…

Recent reviews

More

Popular reviews

More
  • Planet of the Apes

    Planet of the Apes

    ★★★½

    One of those movies that I'd never seen but had essentially "seen" through its sheer presence in the Canon™. The biting social commentary came through with the subtlety of a brick flying through the window, but it works as a time capsule to where the conversations were in late 60's America. There's quite a bit of unintentional comedy to be found from how seriously the film takes itself in combination with Heston's absurdly unlikable performance. Poor Dodge falls victim to a certain trope, but he seemed like a much more rootable protagonist.

    ×Film School Dropouts Challenge - Week 21 // Composer - Jerry Goldsmith

  • On Happiness Road

    On Happiness Road

    ★★★½

    I absolutely adore the stylized imagination sequences. The way a child's imagination views a disapproving adult as a literal monster shouting you down. The way a friend's story can turn into the grandest fantasy. The way your wildest dreams can fool you into thinking anything less makes you a failure. The way you channel the memory of someone close to guide you through life's bug decisions. This film understands what it means to be a dreamer, and what it means to finally touch down to Earth.

    ×Birthyear Challenge - Part 2 // Hidden Gem - 2017
    ×(At Least) 52 Films by Women 2022