• Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    ★★★½

    the rarest & most dangerous skill is to convince someone you are giving them everything while giving them absolutely nothing

  • Bound

    Bound

    ★★★★½

    have not loved two characters this much in... ever? incredible, sleek, fluid, magnetic, etc, etc, etc. corky & violet feel deeply human but something so beyond that too. elemental, in some way. i never feared for them because they felt indestricible the minute they met.

  • Walk Up

    Walk Up

    ★★★★

    life unfolds not all at once, but in chunks, in the same place. you can rearrange, feet scurrying, but the structure will stay the same.

  • The Parallax View

    The Parallax View

    ★★★★½

    unknowingly finished the paranoia trilogy. pakula knows that the secret to making a beautiful, tense movie is to cast beautiful people. one of those rare times where the poster becomes so much cooler after watching the film.

  • The Cameraman

    The Cameraman

    and one day that monkey would reincarnate to play snoop in anatomy of a fall… welcome back josephine!

  • I Know Where I'm Going!

    I Know Where I'm Going!

    ★★★½

    just the other day, a couple days after my aunt passed, i found a letter that my late grandfather wrote to her back when she was in college that said "us human beings build up fantasies of all descriptions and magnitudes about anything and everything and things never quite end up as you previewed them in your mind." he called it the "beautiful movie ending syndrome". my grandfather passed away when i was three. i have one single memory of…

  • Decision to Leave

    Decision to Leave

    ★★★★

    everything i love is on the table, everything i love is out to sea

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★★½

    courtroom scene is so exquisite. look at all these people gathering to listen to a debate on love, and look at all the connections possible in this room. it’s miraculous when we meet each other and exchange something. and the zoom out quite literally took me out (i will not reveal it because it’s something one must see for themselves, to truly believe).

  • Ponette

    Ponette

    ★★★★

    grief turns us into ghosts. has anything ever felt this real? i suppose something feeling real… that is the whole point. ponette gets so close to everything & everyone so they can feel her breath. she reaches out to feel their skin. she is straddling the line between life and death and trying to sew them together. it’s maybe the most powerful act, and the most powerful performance (if that’s what you can even call it).

  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★★★½

    ok little women (2019) ending!!!

  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    ★★★½

    a real heaviness but told so delicately, about how one processes loss on both sides of their life (once a daughter, once a mother, but never at the same time, and never for long enough).

  • Between the Temples

    Between the Temples

    ★★★½

    1. love a hilariously oversized restaurant menu that you can hide behind. in fact, there are many times in this film that you may wish you could hide behind one. at other times, it might make you wonder why we allow so many barriers to build between us to begin with. 

    2. love that all i could think about when seeing dolly de leon and madeline weinstein sitting at the same dinner table is they are both past cinematic lovers of harris dickinson. a funny coincidence that intensified the whole vibe!