• Are you lost in the world like me?

    Are you lost in the world like me?

    I feel like there's the possibility for a nuanced discussion to be had about alienation in the modern world and technology's role in that but it's certainly not this. And tech is certainly not the inherent source of that alienation. To pretend this shit wasn't in our culture prior to the invention of the internet is extremely out of touch and shows a clear lack of perspective from the creators. But I'm sure anyone who's seen this could tell you…

  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    "His chops are too righteous!"

    Happy birthday Spongebob!

  • Sweet Movie

    Sweet Movie

    I get John Waters/Jodorowsky vibes from this one.

    Unlike a lot of films I think Sweet Movie likely gets compared to (Salo, Nekromantik etc.) Where there is gratuitous indulgence in depicting the most depraved shit humans are capable of, Sweet Movie does something almost worse by also flirting with tenderness, prettiness and obviously sweetness. The juxtaposition almost makes what's depicted on screen that much more revolting. I've seen bodily mutilation in films before and not grimaced (I might be showing…

  • Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Quiet Country Cafe

    Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Quiet Country Cafe

    While I still think the manga is my prefered way to experience this story, it is always a treat to be immersed in this world with these characters again. Alpha is probably my favourite anime/manga character of all time, so any excuse to spend more time with her I will gladly take.

    This might be sacrilegious, but I think I might enjoy this more than the 90's OVA. Maybe it's my attachment to the portion of the story this OVA…

  • Saving Face

    Saving Face

    I am a puddle. This is really good. Cream of the crop cozy cinema.

  • The Room

    The Room

    Why I like The Room is entirely because of external reasons. It's the people I've associated with this movie, and the period of my life that coincided with my first dozen viewings of this thing, which I recognize now as very formative. Its a period of my life where teenage me really came into his own. And I'm really happy and proud my past self got to be the person he was. That association is what I love.

    This is…

  • Nowhere

    Nowhere

    I mean it with complete sincerity when I say this is some of the most insane shit I have ever seen. And for that to happen at this point in my life is a fucking feat.

    I'm excited to rewatch this in the very near future.

  • Lisa, Lisa

    Lisa, Lisa

    I really don't understand why this has such a low rating.

    Gorgeous cinematography. Both minimalist and thoughtfully composed. In that regard, Lisa, Lisa is very reminicent of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that came out the same year. But a bit unlike Chainsaw, the cinematography really shines in any of the scenes involving blood. The red just pops so vibrantly off the screen in contrast to the dark browns and bright whites that make up most of the farmhouse interior.

    I…

  • Searching

    Searching

    I've seen a few "Desktop Films" these past few years and I've consistently found them to be awkward. We're at a point in time where there are stories we want to tell about the ever evolving digital space that has become so crucial in the formation of our modern lives, to do so while also trying to authentically capture what the online landscape is like, is something I don't think mainstream narrative cinema conventions are currently equipped to handle. With…

  • Adventureland

    Adventureland

    I remember catching this back in 2010 while it was playing in the background at a friend's sleepover. This was at an age where any rated R comedy about teens and sex was viewed with very high regard among my peers. That being said we didn't pay much attention to it.

    But several scenes popped out to 10 year old me. To sum up, Adventureland is the first piece of media I can remember that depicted eroticism and sexuality between…

  • Election

    Election

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There's a lot to admire here. Especially on a technical filmmaking level. The script is witty and concise, the film is very well acted, I can't think of a single bad performance among the main cast of characters, Sharp editing and cinematography as well.

    But there's just something so Intangibly Jaded, bitter and misanthropic at the core of Election. The main conflict between Tracy Flick and Jim McAlister, two very well constructed opposing forces that the film expertly builds around,…

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    I might be biased, but Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny, bares an uncanny resemblance to my own uncle. So of course this film hit me like a fucking truck.