• L'Avventura



    I love you. 
    Say it again. 
    I don’t love you. 

    A case study on the ennui that can only come from being rich, beautiful, and hedonistic. Gorgeous camerawork. Everything is meaningless.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire


    Beautiful visuals, beautiful story, beautiful characters. I love reference to some tragic Greek mythology. Ending is a little too on the nose for my liking, but I was completely invested and it made me feel something nonetheless

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite


    Didn’t quite resonate with me as much as Killing of a Sacred Deer or The Lobster, but his characters speak with speak with such a mesmerizing irregularity that I find myself thinking about them long after

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice


    I can’t tell if I love this or if I just love Pynchon and LA neo-noir. Amazing ensemble cast. It is funny without losing that sense of the bizarre entanglement with the 70s criminal underworld.

  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides


    That girl didn’t want to die, she just wanted out of that house.

    She wanted out of that decorating scheme!

  • Palo Alto

    Palo Alto


    There are two things I like about this movie. The first is the delineation of the vignettes. The narratives are loosely interwoven but independent, which kind of mirrors the self-absorption of being a teenager. The second is that there is no real resolution. You have the pleasure of seeing the decent into deviance in some and the struggle for redemption in others, but there’s no corny graduation or party scene that brings everyone together. The end is actually somewhat unsettling…

  • Zabriskie Point

    Zabriskie Point


    Cool scene of a gorgeous house blowing up to Pink Floyd. Before that it’s 2.5 hours of fucking in the desert and mediocre acting. I know the point is that people are self absorbed and hedonistic in searching for others, things, causes to tether themselves to but didn’t love the final product. The middle hour feels like 2 hours. Inventive beautiful camera work and a great soundtrack but most of this I found very dull

  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels


    I loved this so much I am already thinking about rewatching it. Sexy, gritty, hilarious at times. Existential voids and the longing for human connection accented by handheld cameras, slow motion and freeze frames. The music, including Karmacoma!!! I don’t think a single moment of this film takes place during the day, wish I adore. The difference in authenticity depicting the underbelly of Hong Kong — versus American films that seem campy and overdone — is astonishing. Also the hitman’s agent is a fashion icon and I will no doubt be crying and getting off in fishnets and a leather skirt from now on.