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Favorite films

  • The Blair Witch Project
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • Meshes of the Afternoon

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  • Black Sunday

    ★★★★★

  • Words, Planets

    ★★★½

  • 025 Sunset Red

    ★★★★½

  • We Had the Experience but Missed the Meaning

    ★★★★½

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  • WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko

    WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko

    When the song came on at the end, raising this already painfully dumb movie to a new, even more exasperatingly stupid level, I laughed kind of loud by accident - because how could I not - and a guy sitting down the row from me gave me the look.

  • Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds

    Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds

    ★½

    “When you play Death Stranding, the dynamics are exactly the opposite of every other video game. You are taught virtues that seem impossible in gaming. Patience, empathy, solidarity. It’s the only game I’ve played where I thought I was a better person at the end of a game, ever.”

    This is an extremely generic fluff piece that celebrates Hideo’s career. It features the main cast of Death Stranding as well as a few random celebrities. Grimes definitely didn’t make sense…

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  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    This is my third time watching this movie because I’m willing to admit I’m wrong. It has hurt to be on the outside on this one, and not because of being called a prude or pearl-clutcher for disliking it.

    There’s a sort of irony in my disliking it as someone who has essentially lived this story. I left a life behind in order to escape a harmful and possessive partner who wasn’t even the first in my life to threaten…

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives

    ★★★½

    I didn’t cry until the post-screening q&a with director Celine Song. Near closing, she described the film so beautifully as being a confirmation of death [of a relationship]. I would say it’s a confirmation of depth.

    Inyeon is the idea that every moment of connection matters. Something as innocuous as brushing sleeves with a stranger in a crowd can hold the significance of a dozen past lifetimes. I love the line that supposes the connection could go as far back…