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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★½

    "Mine was the only one worthy of the name"

    And you're just about the only director worthy of the name, Claire Denis.

    Feels like such a logical but nevertheless revelatory step for her to place us in space with her characters. Her editing for so long has made me feel as if I were floating in an anti-gravity chamber, unaware of where and when I am yet so keenly in touch with the emotional cortex she uncannily taps into. So…

  • Happy Birthday to John

    Happy Birthday to John

    Three thoughts while watching this:

    -Celebrities are incredibly boring.

    -1972, can you imagine Stevie Wonder opening for ANYONE? An artist operating at heights unlike just about anyone who has ever lived, then imagine the comedown when the headliner is John Lennon...

    -Am I better at basketball than Miles Davis?

    Much love to Mekas though, always and forever.

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  • My Life as a Zucchini

    My Life as a Zucchini

    ★★★★½

    The most surprising and sincere animated film since Ernest and Celestine. What a revelation, and what an insane prospect to distribute in the US, but let's just imagine that children aren't fucking morons for a second and give them credit for being able to understand real nuance in life and death.

  • Pootie Tang

    Pootie Tang

    ★★★★

    The most profoundly surreal studio film of the last decade still holds up.