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i was losing my mind, yeah | research @ blank check | phd @ uw-madison

Favorite films

  • Safe
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • The Day He Arrives
  • A Matter of Life and Death

Recent activity

  • May December


  • Half a Loaf of Kung Fu


  • Live Flesh


  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


Pinned reviews

  • Happy Together

    Happy Together


    TONY LEUNG: I have many regrets and I think they will kill me.

    CHANG CHEN: I have a cool baseball cap.

  • Days


    When a filmmaker holds on each shot for so long that the entirety of the film forever burrows its way deep into your consciousness... that’s a Tsai-op.

Recent reviews

  • May December

    May December


    A shame we never got to see Portman practice carrying a glass of milk. But then, there are some things even our best actors can’t capture. Like how Julianne Moore carries a glass of milk.

  • Half a Loaf of Kung Fu

    Half a Loaf of Kung Fu


    This movie opens with a sleeping Jackie dreaming about appearing in an over-the-top martial arts title credits action sequence. Later in the film, a sleeping Jackie dreams about getting four ordinary guys to stop beating his ass in broad daylight by shouting, "I gotta take a shit!!!!" That's the thing about dreams: they're a real grab bag.

Popular reviews

  • TÁR



    JUILLIARD STUDENT: I never played The Last of Us. I’d rather spend my free time—and my money—supporting work places that foster fair labor practices.

    LYDIA TÁR: Oh, yes, I suppose we should sacrifice the mechanical ambitions of Jak X: Combat Racing and the technical prowess of A Thief’s End to the ever-evolving, reckless defenestrations of contemporary culture’s most regressive whims. Great art—like Cortex Strikes Back, or Keef the Thief—requires dedication, young man. Would you want your nascent work to be defined by how…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans


    On this watch, I began to notice a number of interesting parallels between the adventures of young Sammy Fabelman and many of the known details about the youth of filmmaker Steven Spielberg.