M-- S

very healthy human who has not looked away from a screen in eleven years.

Favorite films

  • Offering
  • Desert Hearts
  • Tongues Untied
  • The Other

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  • The Wait

  • Murder in Mississippi

    ★★½

  • Prey

    ★★★★

  • Father and Daughter

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  • Murder in Mississippi

    Murder in Mississippi

    ★★½

    Not exactly a successful marriage of exploitation film and political drama, but an interesting effort. Failed more by poor performances and tight budgets.

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    This absolutely fucking shreds. Love a movie that's equal parts action, self discovery, and engineering problem. And I love the way this overlays an anti-colonial story to boot.

    Consistently exciting to look at, terrifying, and fun. Wish I could've seen it in theaters, and can't wait to see more from everyone involved.

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★½

    What movie is everyone else watching here? I have a sneaking suspicion a lot of people are going to look back at this a lot less fondly in a few years. "Funny Because the Racism Is So Blatant" jokes, a meandering story that feels cringily autobiographical, and the conflict that acts as the engine for all this action is a "Will they? Won't they?" about pedophilia. Yuck.

  • The Last Laugh

    The Last Laugh

    ★★★★★

    Holy Hell. That this film could weaponize irony, sweep you up in a spacey drunken dream, and ground your heart to dust without any title cards is just astonishing.

    Murneau was a master. I don't really have anything to add to the conversation about this film. I'm just thoroughly impressed.

    (Also the poster LB chose for this is wonderful!)