Rachael Ann

Rachael Ann

Favorite films

  • Satantango
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • Wings of Desire
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

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  • All of Us Strangers

    ★★★½

  • Wings of Desire

    ★★★★★

  • Clerks

    ★★★★

  • Clerks III

    ★★½

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  • All of Us Strangers

    All of Us Strangers

    ★★★½

    My twenty-something past self cringed with remembrance when Andrew Scott snorted a huge line of ketamine, thinking it was coke. He only saw a few ghosts, so he got off relatively light.

  • Wings of Desire

    Wings of Desire

    ★★★★★

    “Als das kind, kind war…”
    Though I have seen this film many times (and have even once fallen in love while watching it, in a ‘life imitates art’ moment that echoed the storyline); I have to say that this was the most profound viewing, this far. I saw it tonight at the restored Egyptian Theater, with the restored 4K print that Wenders himself had not seen on the big screen before, either. This was because the original color edit was,…

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  • Beau Is Afraid

    Beau Is Afraid

    ★★½

    I feel a panoply of emotions as I begin to type this review. The first is probably a twinge of guilt, as I think back to my 2019 Halloween costume donned at Los Angeles' Magic Castle; flashing back to spending hours hunched over a glue gun as I painstakingly constructed my floral homage to the May Queen. I smiled toothfully in every photo. I really like folk horror, as evidenced by my devotion to Kier-la Janisse's homage to the genre…

  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★★★★

    Another unexpected joy for me came at the very end of this year. After the relative film drought of 2023, my two most anticipated films of the year came out in December; “Boy and the Heron” and “Poor Things.” I can tell you all this: I was not expecting the Lanthimos film to be the front-runner in my heart, despite how much I like and respect him as a director. But then; “life is full of surprises, unexpected moments, unanticipated…