Ian

A sucker for ensemble films.

He/him/his.

Favorite films

  • Lemonade
  • Bridesmaids
  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  • The Long Day Closes

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  • Tuesday

    ★★★★

  • Mahogany Too

    ★★★★

  • My Winnipeg

    ★★★★½

  • Drexciya

    ★★★★

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★★

    Over the moon that I got to see NOPE in IMAX (haven't gone to an IMAX film since 2019) and it did not disappoint one bit. My mind has been reeling for hours and days, just filled with so much adoration for this film - where does one even begin?

    There's so much to dissect that I suspect I'll need multiple viewings just to fully take in the experience. From the Gordy's Home dialogue over the Universal logo, I was…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Grateful to see this in a packed theater - it's a big screen movie and it's both a miracle and a blessing to witness something this audacious, bold, and scrappy.

    I admit I was emotionally raw coming into this second viewing. I think within the first 10 minutes, I was already welling up with tears knowing what was going to happen. It's amazing how films can be so personal so quickly, feels like a witness to how I'm feeling and…

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  • Tuesday

    Tuesday

    ★★★★

    When the home, the sanctuary, you've known all your life suddenly feels foreign and isolating - this was a devastating short film.

    The gradual changes peppered throughout the film also add so many layers of melancholy.

  • Mahogany Too

    Mahogany Too

    ★★★★

    I really hope Akosua Adoma Owusu gets to direct a feature-length film someday. I loved her direction here, and the cinematography and atmosphere of her films are always just so mesmerizing and beautiful.

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

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

    I'm so glad I got to see this on the first day - it's a truly monumental movie, one that's so big, I can't believe something like this exists for all of us to watch.

    Endgame, just like Infinity War, immediately settled into its own groove with no hesitations whatsoever. It knows that you get the magnitude of what happened, which gave it freedom to move on its own rhythm and pace. Marvel trusts that we, the audience, will stick…

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★½

    The way the neon blue intrudes upon the Christmas lights - allure, desire, mystery, uncertainty, and intrigue traipsing on and even overtaking life when it becomes too much.

    This film is another excellent watch, it's frankly too much to handle back-to-back with The Shining. Nicole Kidman is excellent in the few scenes she's got, and her three final lines just kick so much ass.

    Eyes Wide Shut is dense, but the discussion on power, status & money, sex and dynamics in…