ButtNugget

ButtNugget

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I'm a cast signed broken arm
I'm an actor out of work
I'm a liar and that's the truth
I'm an extra lost in the scene

Favorite films

  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Possession
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

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  • Promising Young Woman

    ★★★

  • The World to Come

    ★★★★

  • Sakura

    ★★★★

  • Violet Evergarden: The Movie

    ★★★

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★

    In a way, it’s I Spit on Your Grave sans the high bodycount. In place of physical pain and gratuitous violence, this rape revenge tale settles on the purely psychological kind of torture. And for that the film must be commended for taking such a radically unique approach to its vengeance-filled premise. It’s a breath of fresh air from the tired, blood-soaked bearings of its brethren. The film also benefits from a smarter script and, of course, from the Oscar…

  • The World to Come

    The World to Come

    ★★★★

    A solemn yet passionately told star-crossed romance set in the pre-Civil War frontier where Katherine Waterston bares her soul to Vanessa Kirby in gut-wrenching fashion. Although at its core the plot is powered by a basic love affair, the film is nevertheless elevated not only by the moving central performances but also by its elegiac mood. Through voice-over narration, Waterston shares poetic entries from her journal about the doomed affair in often stirring ways (almost in the same way as…

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  • Ritual

    Ritual

    ★★★★★

    A review by way of Ingmar Bergman’s take on Ivan’s Childhood:

    “My discovery of Tarkovsky's first film was like a miracle. Suddenly I found myself standing at the door of a room, the key to which, until then, had never been given to me. It was a room I had always wanted to enter and where he was moving freely and fully at ease. I felt encouraged and stimulated: someone was expressing what I had always wanted to say without knowing how.”

  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color

    ★★★★★

    Shane Carruth’s alluring Upstream Color is Invasion of the Body Snatchers for the art house crowd, with hogs replacing pods and identity crisis substituting for McCarthyism. That may be an awfully crude comparison but it’s the overall gist I got as I watched this beguiling, beautiful film. One thing’s for sure, the plot’s mind-control science fiction aspect plays only second fiddle to the transcendent yet universal overarching theme of emotional resonance in people in the vein of Henry David Thoreau’s…