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  • Bad Match

    Bad Match

    ★★

    Real "casual sex is bad" vibes running throughout this.

  • V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta

    ★★

    Just terribly boring throughout... the first half clumsily alternating between awkward scenes of an anarchist LARPer swordfighting statues and showing a really bad Natalie Portman a shitty Old Hollywood movie and scenes of boring police detectives trying to find clues. Having to talk about this film in the context of Marxism for this class is gonna be a fucking headache, cuz this is a teenager's idea of what a revolution is like. Completely separated from the masses in any respect…

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  • City of Pirates

    City of Pirates

    ★★★★★

    Monumental. What can one say about a work predicated entirely on the intangible relationship between dreams and nightmares? An adventure story turned into a surrealist evocation of internal, repressed psychic trauma reverberating across achingly beautiful, Argento-esque images and moody explorations of landscape, recalling both Maya Deren and Buñuel in its haunting, allegorical make-up. This is completely up my alley: elegiac formalism meshed with poetic digressions consisting of streams-of-consciousness reminiscent of late Godard, all wrapped within an unnerving and hypnotically assured…

  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

    ★★★★½

    Slightly hesitant to go all-out and give this five stars (most likely will do so when I watch this again) but holy shit. Masterpiece. This is what my life is, at least my interior; where my thoughts endlessly wander to my mistakes and regrets and flaws and how I pushed someone I loved away because of them.

    Speeding off into the horizon, into silence, into the blinding light of the world and begging for forgiveness.