Favorite films

  • Autumn Sonata
  • Death in Venice
  • Lola Montès
  • The Palm Beach Story

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  • The Devil, Probably

    ★★★★½

  • Shampoo

    ★★★

  • Men

    ½

  • The Evil Dead

    ★★★

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  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    "Chopin was emotional, but not sentimental. Feeling is very far from sentimentality."
    This film is ivy on a brick wall. My admiration for it only grows as time lingers on. When you allow the words, feelings, and imagery of Bergman's work to soak in, its quality becomes far richer and vivider. 
    Autumn Sonata is film about a mother and daughter, yes. But to me, there is much more to it. It is a visceral outpouring of two tormented souls, starting…

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  • Men

    Men

    ½

    Alex Garland’s flaccid attempt to prove to audiences he’s one of the good guys actually just makes him look incredibly sexist. I truly need to know why male filmmakers have such an itching desire to consistently depict women’s trauma without a hint of nuance over and over again. It also doesn’t help that much of the imagery deemed “horrific” to Garland revolves around just being extremely transphobic.

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    ★★★★★

    “Tell you what... the truth is... sometimes I miss you so much I can hardly stand it.”

    Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee, narrates the story of two cowboys and their forbidden love over the course of twenty years. Beginning in the summer of 1963, two seemingly polar opposites, Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger), and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) encounter one another through a seasonal job to earn some money. This ordinary summer soon turned into a defining rock for…