• Ugetsu

    Ugetsu

    ★★★★

    “Success always comes with a price of suffering.”

  • Daisies

    Daisies

    ★★★½

    “We can try anything once”

  • Irreversible

    Irreversible

    ★★★½

    GD… I gotta headache now

  • Sweetie

    Sweetie

    ★★★★

    Seeing Power of the Dog recently, I decided I’d watch Jane Campions first feature. Glad I did!

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    I’ve been shook to the core. Phenomenal

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

    Nine Perfect Strangers

    ★★½

    Ahhh the profound power of psychedelics! You never know what you’re gonna get when you play that game of roulette. Either a mystifying and deeply enriching experience or a harrowing descent into madness!

  • Rome, Open City

    Rome, Open City

    ★★★★

    “It’s not hard to die a good death. What’s hard is to live a good life.”

  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★

    That fucking moment while meeting with Felix that Max realizes he has to meld into Vincent’s character in order to cultivate his own survival… What a spectacular scene and a pivotal moment in the movie.

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    ★★★★½

    Okay, so somebody should have frozen Jack Cardiff in a cryogenic lab to clone in the future. The colors are sooo vibrant in this movie all thanks to the magic of Technicolor being craftily applied. Truly remarkable imagery for the 40s and one hell of a story. Wowowow!

  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★

    Ol’ Phillip had zero chill.

  • Cronos

    Cronos

    ★★★½

    At times I was slightly disturbed by Jesus allowing his granddaughter to witness his unfavorable transformations at the hands of the device. Reflecting on it now however, I think it really enriched the build up of Federico Luppi’s character. There’s a brief moment when he realizes he doesn’t need to continuously yearn for the false sense of longevity he so strongly desired. It was beautiful seeing on screen him coming to terms with his own mortality and the realization of Aurora’s unconditional love despite it all.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    Man, this movie cuts DEEP. I had a feeling from the moment Phil decided to be harsh towards Peter that his callousness was stemming from something he had no idea how to reckon with.

    I loved every minute of this one. Jane Campion delivers a slow burn western detailing a chilling story of perceived danger in the midst of new beginnings, vulnerability, deception, and instinctual protectiveness of loved ones against threats. 

    Stacked with an All-star cast comprised of greats such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, and Kirsten Dunst.