• Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★½

    I feel pretentious for being as moved by this as I was. But I broke down sobbing in the 3rd act. 

    I remember everything, so I limit what I see. 

  • La Notte

    La Notte

    ★★★★★

    Have always been in awe of Antonioni but in a way that mostly left me cold. This one left me crying for days. The world modernizes. Convictions dissolve. Friends die. Love evaporates. Goes without saying that Antonioni is a master of composition, but this is some of his most striking framing (and some of the most incredible lighting I’ve ever seen in a black and white film). The perfect equilibrium point between style and substance.

    Emotional terrorism >> La Notte Ending

  • Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso

    ★★★★½

    magical realist Casablanca

  • Near Dark

    Near Dark

    ★★★½

    Bill Paxton in this movie is like if you gave Julian Casablancas bath salts and dropped him in the middle of Oklahoma

  • Decision to Leave

    Decision to Leave

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    New method for killing yourself just dropped

  • Secretary

    Secretary

    ★★★★

    It’s funny and insanely sexy and they use I’m Your Man and there’s a slow motion flashback of James Spader running on a treadmill I genuinely don’t know what more I could ask for

  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    that shit that happened to Bill Skarsgard’s head, can someone come over and do that to me

  • Three Colors: Blue

    Three Colors: Blue

    ★★★★

    One of the best depictions of how quiet grief can be. Every frame is beautiful and haunting. Oddly have seen a lot of Juliette Binoche recently and she conveys so much with every microexpression. She is so nuanced and alive, even in the character’s most emotionally catatonic moments. 


    You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. 

  • Pride & Prejudice

    Pride & Prejudice

    ★★★½

    Burning, pining, perishing, etc

  • Decision to Leave

    Decision to Leave

    ★★★★

    Technically neurotic and hyper real looking, which at first was disorienting but by the end I kind of loved? Pairs perfectly with the the focus (of the film and the characters) on modernity and technology. Tonally unlike anything else I’ve seen from him, less sinister than it is romantic and Seo-rae subverts the expectation of the femme fatale with something more sympathetic (unless I am just insane). Also quite funny. The ending is one of the most visually stunning scenes I’ve come across in a while. Need what these two have <3

  • Hero

    Hero

    ★★★★

    Plane was admittedly not the best viewing experience for this. Zhang Ziyi is maybe the most beautiful woman to have ever lived.

  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★½

    Went into this thinking it was a straightforward drama, which was actually the ideal viewing experience. Disorienting and funny and melancholy. I’m terms of framing, the use of reflections / refractions, the way the light fades throughout the day, probably one of the most beautiful looking films I’ve seen in a while