David Fu

always thought you had great style, and style is worthwhile

Favorite films

  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • A Zed & Two Noughts
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Silent Light

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  • Dig!

    ★★★★

  • Triangle of Sadness

    ★★½

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★★

  • The Nest

    ★★★★

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  • Triangle of Sadness

    Triangle of Sadness

    ★★½

    more like TRIANGLE OF BADNESS if you ask me

    goes down easy enough but we really should be demanding more from our class conscious cinema. whereas something like godard’s WEEKEND culminates with its young bourgeois subjects literally cannibalizing each other, the most ostlund’s middlebrow imagination affords him here is some petty tribalistic feuding and a dead donkey played for half-hearted laughs. the comparison's unfair but it does do a good job of illuminating the limits of ostlund's artistry, which seems…

  • The Keep

    The Keep

    ★★★★½

    an exercise in delirious atmosphere and superfluous style, just image after gorgeous image. love the way this beautiful, misshapen thing lurches forward, with little regard for the usual exigencies of cause and effect. accusations of narrative inscrutability are entirely correct and i don’t care one bit, not when mann’s vision of evil is this powerfully totemic (that jaw dropping opening tilt down from sky to ground does a good job of preparing you for the depths of depravity that mann…

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★

    cinema of moral concern. reminded me a lot of my peers' short films when i was at NYU — humanistic, handheld, more interested in tastefully naturalistic performances than any sort of formalism. it's a movie entirely shorn of rough edges. zhao's animating sensibility seems to be a sort of apolitical curiosity, her camera framing her subjects in medium close ups that close off any suggestion that these people's pain and marginalization could be the result of larger social forces. it’s…

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★

    burnham never met a punchline he couldn’t thrice annotate to ensure us that he's as in on the joke as we are. maybe there's something clever about that but it mostly just made me wish for braver, more confrontational comedy. who needs all that self-reflexive scaffolding? flashes of brilliance in burnham's bubblegum pop formalism (certainly blows emerald fennell's out of the water!) and as with EIGHTH GRADE, he proves himself a talented mimic but that doesn't change the fact that…