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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★★

    going into Fire Walk With Me you know with absolute certainty that Laura Palmer is going to die. you know how, and when, and where. you know who did it and you know what that must mean to her.

    Twin Peaks explores the night and circumstances of Laura's death in such excruciating detail with the show's entire emotional and thematic thrust building out of that moment. one might assume that this would make it hard to find value in a…

  • Velvet Goldmine

    Velvet Goldmine

    ★★★★★

    Todd Haynes (1998): wouldn't it be fucked up if David Bowie faked his own death?

    David Bowie (1975): I am going to pretend to be a Nazi for two full years

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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★½

    the thing about depression is that like it or not; it takes over your life, at least for a while. there's often no warning and it might start slowly but one day you'll wake up and something will have irreversibly changed.

    anyone who has ever been depressed will be able to tell you it's not like the movies; it's not glamorous or triumphant and it's often not even interesting. time will pass you by and eventually you will lose track,…

  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★★

    when Lorde said "it feels so scary getting old" she was talking about the existential terror of hearing Royals used as a needle drop to establish the past