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Favorite films

  • Emitaï
  • The Conformist
  • Sleepless
  • West Side Avenue

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  • The Reckless Moment


  • The Road


Pinned reviews

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed


    I rewatched this on Christmas day with my good friend Jonathan, and spent the next few days trying to figure out how I would write about this film. Letterboxd has gone to shit over the holiday season, and so I finally felt motivated to start my own blog where I wrote an extended piece on the movie. I'd appreciate if it could be given a read, I'd transfer it straight here but I don't think it would look visually appealing on this site given its length, and I liked using stills to illustrate different points.

Recent reviews

  • Pelourinho, They Don’t Really Care About Us

    Pelourinho, They Don’t Really Care About Us

    Seeing this on the big screen makes it hit different.

  • Mad Fate

    Mad Fate


    Pains me to say it but this is the disappointment of the year. First time I could never get on the wavelength of a Soi Cheang film. Difficult to pin down why, a lot of stuff going on here feels in line with his previous work. But I think those other films have emotional stakes at their core which help ground them, elevates characterization, and balances some of the absurdities. This was just too kooky for me with no way in.

Popular reviews

  • A Moment of Innocence

    A Moment of Innocence


    Incredible. One of the most deceptively complex films I've ever seen, with a setup that seems startlingly simple and straightforward but slowly reveals layers upon layers of ideas and emotions. What struck me the most was how these two men attempted to reconstruct memories from their past, perhaps as a way of exorcising these difficult feelings that they've had for years but also raising feelings of regret and longing for the idealism that they strived for in their younger days.…

  • Oppenheimer



    A centrist opus on the lies which America builds its mythology upon in order to enact some of the greatest evils this world has ever seen. A character piece wracked with guilt and confusion. This is Nolan's big boy movie, a sweeping epic with a powerhouse cast that is balanced to a tee; at first glance it feels like the exciting work which he has been building towards for his entire career. Nearly the entire thing is just men in…