CozyRy

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★★★ 1/2 + : recommend 
♥️ : loved

Favorite films

  • Violent
  • Jessica Forever
  • The Beautiful Prisoner
  • Rosa la Rose, Public Girl

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  • Drive My Car

    ★★★

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

  • Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★

  • Boiling Point

    ★★★

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  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★

    Halfway through another experience with Kaufman’s cacophonous cries about existentialism and relationships with himself and others around him, I found myself wondering if maybe he’s at his best when another director is involved. This allows for some sort of restraint, so that films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Adaptation can flow through to the viewer instead of bombarding their brain with boundless ideas. I think that’s what makes him so great though. So by the latter half of…

  • Crash

    Crash

    ★★★★½

    A journey through the perverse, where a car crash is cum-worthy and romance is lost amongst the burning fumes and fusion of glass, blood, and metal. It’s a titillating experience but maybe just as dangerous as Cronenberg himself suggests. If we let our feelings of lust and desire take complete control of the wheel then how long until we succumb to only this high? How far will we go to sustain this? How long until we are just flesh vehicles…

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★

    Solid stuff, albeit quite overhyped. Relishes in those moments where it feels like it’s going nowhere, which shows off some unique character work, but not enough to sweep you up in the main characters dilemma and final scene. I’m all for the type of soft spoken and “nothing really happens” cinema many are claiming, but I don’t think this is a good example of either. Hamaguchi seems pretty persistent throughout the narrative that you’ll receive quiet a punch when it…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    A genre-blended and imaginative journey through confronting a relationship on the down slope. Maybe less impactful to me now though. Wondering if maybe 10 years away from that first life affirming experience, this has bumped down from the #1 spot on my all-time list. That was once one side of life’s challenges presented to me in my late teens/early 20’s, asking if it was really worth throwing away something special because what you have isn’t flowers and rainbows anymore. Now,…

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  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★★

    One would assume the son of David Cronenberg would be debuting painstakingly brutal and violent body horror that rivals even some of his aforementioned fathers masterworks. This assumption added with some shocking slasher razzle-dazzle would be correct. Rolling out today in drive-ins and theaters, Brandon Cronenberg bursts through seams with an entry that, whether people love or hate it, will be impossible to forget. Much less uses a concept that foreshadows to a frightening future but instead brings viewers into…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    A gorgeous film to look at but some pacing that nears grueling in parts. Luckily, a brilliant ending retroactively makes those parts better, as well as the rest of the film, which, ironically plays to the tune of the tale. You never know what you have until it’s gone and you never start to live until you’re already dead. Something that keeps growing in estimation as the minutes go by and will no doubt prove to be rewarding on more…