Grayson

I watch happy movies

Interests align with the surreal, artistic, and avant-garde

Favorite films

  • The Devil, Probably
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Heart of Glass
  • Andrei Rublev

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  • Hour of the Wolf

    ★★★★½

  • The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★★

  • Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★½

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  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    ★★★★★

    Chantal Akerman’s depiction of the tedious and repetitive life of a housewife is astonishingly visceral.

    In the film, we follow the mundane rituals of a widowed housewife Jeanne Dielman, as she goes about her day. She wakes up, she cleans, she babysits for a friend, she cleans some more, she prepares dinner for her son, she listens to the radio, and then she goes to bed, day in and day out. She slaves all day at home and nobody stops…

  • I Am Cuba

    I Am Cuba

    ★★★★★

    Some of the most exquisite camera work that has ever graced these eyeballs—truly an essential watch for all self-proclaimed film lovers.

    I am Cuba is a multi-faceted film about the titular countries colonialist roots, American political subjugation, and the revolutionary political turmoil which developed in its wake. Yes, it is true that this film is considered propaganda; it is a Russian funded Anti-American and pro-Castro movie. Surely, this will be a point of conflict for some, and while I can…

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  • Hour of the Wolf

    Hour of the Wolf

    ★★★★½

    The Hour of the Wolf is a nightmare that creeps closer and closer. Never fully revealing itself and playing with the audience’s perceptions on reality and delusion, one feels disarmed by how openly the film reveals itself to you, and yet, completely unsettled with what it implies.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★½

    It did not offend me—

    —but just barely.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    For my 420th movie watched on Letterboxd I thought it’d be only appropriate to “hit the Bong”, as they say.

    No review for this movie, just go see it.

    It’s hype.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    With Dune, Denis Villeneuve has solidified my trust in him as a filmmaker.

    He is one of the most interesting and uncompromising conventional storytellers working today, which, these day, is as refreshing as a tall cold glass of water in the middle of a searing hot desert. Hearing that must sound pretty rich considering how Dune is a massive blockbuster rooted in corporate interest. While this is true, with Villeneuve helming this project, I knew that a few things are…