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Favorite films

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • 20th Century Women
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Dead or Alive 2: Birds

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  • Pennies from Heaven

    ★★★

  • The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

  • Black Christmas

    ★★★★

  • Saw II

    ★★★½

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★½

    To the Boy Who Fell in Love with The Matrix at 14

    Who saw, in those opening minutes,
    Trinity leap an impossible distance
    And wanted to fly

    Who did not make the first jump
    But kept leaping regardless
    Because staying tethered
    To the building he was stranded on
    Was far more agony
    Than falling to the ground
    Time and time again

    Who, despite feeling incapable
    Of ever finding another
    Who would love him,
    Genuinely,
    Unconditionally,
    Entirely for who you are,…

  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    ★★★★★

    After 3 years of work, my video essay on 20th Century Women is here!

    This essay tackles the film's narrative structure and presentation, examines the film as a visual essay against the history and development of that term, and looks at its empathetic resonance through a transgender lens.

    I'm really really proud of it.

    (Special thanks to everyone who inspired me and helped me grow to become the person I am now... I couldn't have articulated what this movie means…

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  • Pennies from Heaven

    Pennies from Heaven

    ★★★

    There's only so far that dance sequences inspired by Code-era musicals and multiple references to Gene Kelly films can take me

    Gordon Willis supremely innocent, because this thing looks insane like every other frame

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    another day working at the homoerotic promethean capitalism metaphor. everyone keeps asking me if they can fuck the cosmic horror of repressed desire. buddy, my farting lighthouse keeper wont even let me fuck it

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  • Disney Channel's Theme: A History Mystery

    Disney Channel's Theme: A History Mystery

    Spencer Breslin thought about 9/11 every day for a year

  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ★★★★½

    "The first sound to pierce the night is a father slamming a door. He’s just found his son Kevin (Lucas Paul) injured, crying, having fallen down a flight of stairs in the night. A daughter, Kaylee (Dali Rose Tetreault), covertly watching cartoons in her bedroom, reflexively turns the television off when she hears her father’s footsteps approach soon after. The specifics of Kevin and Kaylee’s home life are rarely made more concrete than this, but in moments like these, director…