• Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★★★½

    how am i supposed to feel normal ever again after this

  • Tale of Cinema

    Tale of Cinema

    ★★★★★

    the mark of a true formative film to me is its capability in unlocking something deep within me that didn't know was there; a feeling, a memory, even a resentment. that bridge from consuming images to accessing something inside us is one of the privileges in watching movies. Tale of Cinema is a case of a right-place-at-the-right-time watch, something that makes you feel more grounded and seen. this earlier entry in hong sang-soo sees the usual blending of realities and…

  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★★

    ♫ i wish that i knew what i know now... ♫

    you never forget your first.

  • Flux Gourmet

    Flux Gourmet

    ★★★★★

    absolutely delightful. as a devoted stricklandhead i think this is his best since The Duke of Burgundy. as usual this is an exercise in audiovisual fetishism, being about a group of culinary artists who literally use food as instruments to harness new and disturbing sounds, but it also manages to be stricklands funniest film to date. has a lot to say about the small rituals artists build for themselves in order to hold onto some kind of creative foundation (the…

  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    ★★★

    hope you guys have a great thanksgiving 🦃

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★★★

    understands one’s origin story for their love of movies so correctly and intelligently, how it builds in your mind and your heart over the course of adolescence. everyone’s origin is different but the path it sets you on is the same. also perfectly captures that feeling of being a part of something bigger than yourself when you hold a camera. laughed… cried… that’s the movies baby.

  • Still Walking

    Still Walking

    ★★★★★

    family traditions being reevaluated through the reveal and release of such deep resentment, as new traditions are born through the little ones running around in the garden, feeling the dew of the cherry blossoms, listening to the chirping of the cicadas. expertly depicts that sharp, dismissive feeling that festers inside when we have so much to say to someone but can never find the time or courage to. needed something to sooth my soul even if its emotionally taxing, so i hit the bullseye with this. perfect film.

  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★★

    "you must in fact stand before the public, and God... and obliterate yourself."

    its a testament to field's direction - and blanchettes all timer performance - that you're ready to believe lydia tár isn't just real, but is as monumental and powerful in the field of music as the first act builds her up as. she's so electrifying, so all consuming and in control that the Juilliard scene in my opinion can be seen as a mirror for those watching…

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

    ♫ my life, my love... ♫
     
    still leaves me just as speechless.

  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

    ★★★★

    when you're a director you give so many parts of yourself to so many things at once, its only until later you realize you've laid yourself bare for all to see. at certain points its difficult to see where Apocalypse Now ends and the production begins, and its at those points where some of the most fascinating behind the scenes footage of all time is captured. an absolute must watch for anyone interested in the filmmaking process.

  • Mean Streets

    Mean Streets

    ★★★★★

    a fairy tale of sin and violence and failed redemption. the colors in this film tell story parallel to the one we're watching; the color red has never seemed so rich and violent, blue has never seemed so melancholic and representative of 70's working class new york, the blacks and whites always seem in tandem yet just out of reach of one another. your personal salvation being so close and yet you know deep in your heart, due to who…

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★½

    i wish we could be serious for five fucking minutes