Kai White

The chance of me creeping through your profile for something interesting to watch isn’t 100%, but it also isn’t 0%.

Favorite films

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • A Tale of the Wind
  • Iran Is My Land
  • Satantango

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  • The Tinder Box

    ★★★

  • Cuadecuc, Vampir

    ★★★★½

  • Stars

    ★★★★

  • First Lady of the Revolution

    ★★½

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  • The Tinder Box

    The Tinder Box

    ★★★

    Giant magic dogs with animated eyeball fireworks against the monarchy! DOWN WITH THE CROWN! DOWN WITH THE CROWN!

    Alright, maybe I’m taking that a little too far. It’s still awesome, though! This is the second screen version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of the same name, the first being this Danish animated film from thirteen years prior. I may have to admit at some point that I’m just not overly responsive to animation, because almost everything I disliked about…

  • Cuadecuc, Vampir

    Cuadecuc, Vampir

    ★★★★½

    I want to wake up one day and see the world through eyes that allow people to create like this.

    Who decides, “I’m going to go to another director’s film set, film his movie at the same time as he is filming his movie, also film behind the scenes stuff, do it all in black and white, and then edit all of this material into a recognizable but skewed version of a classic story AND THEN make that function as…

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★½

    I’m not the intended audience for this. I get that. And yet …

    If I were a comic book fan, I imagine I would be super torn over the developments of the last thirty years. On the one hand, you get to see these characters you probably love getting huge, multimillion dollar love and big-screen treatment regularly. That’s got to be awesome. But on the other, these characters have had many, many pages and many, many years to be part…

  • Far from Vietnam

    Far from Vietnam

    ★★★½

    ”Lemme ask you somethin’: who’s right and who’s wrong?”

    This French anthology documentary (there is one scripted segment) about the Vietnam War, boasting talents like Godard and Marker and Varda and Resnais behind the camera, has an answer for that. It doesn’t hate America, or the idea of America, or the American people, but damn if that American imperialism isn’t a rather pesky and disappointing quality. The film is sad for the people of Vietnam, but it seems to deal…