I want to avoid a certain taste: films that are transgressive and dark, but also heavily produced and economic. They appeal to the irony-poisoned edgelord cinebro crowd of which I am a part. Deconstructive, cynical, sarcastic films can be great, they advance cinema in their own way by cutting down genre barriers and exposing our expectations. More and more, though, I want something constructive, something that leaves behind irony and sarcasm, something pure. Films that try hard to be true and good and beautiful — and succeed.