Leah

Freelance editor/videographer/photographer.

Favorite films

  • Delicatessen
  • Christine
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Singles

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  • Flower

    ★★

  • A Home at the End of the World

    ★★★★

  • Edward II

    ★★★½

  • Lords of Chaos

    ★★

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  • Flower

    Flower

    ★★

    I can excuse entrapping sex offenders, but I draw the line at (almost) stepsibling incest. 

    Seriously though, the first half looked like it was building up to something with substance beyond the edgy teen girl swearing, with Erica being able to use her “talents” to actually help someone else, but the second half just goes off the rails and loses focus. This just falls in line with a lot of other small indie films centered around the Youths and questionable…

  • A Home at the End of the World

    A Home at the End of the World

    ★★★★

    A surprisingly tender and insightful film. It does get off to a rocky start with the childhood sequences, which seems to fit everything wild about the 60s and 70s in the first 20 minutes, but that gives way to intimate scenes exploring found family, the nature of home, and relationships in many forms. Some tropes pop up that would be considered cliché or even problematic today (Manic Pixie Dream Girl and a foreshadowed Kill Your Gays, for example), but it…

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  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★

    In my quest to reevaluate problematic films I once naively loved, I had to turn my attention to Kubrick at some point. As visionary as he was, I can't abide a director who tortured Shelley Duvall under the excuse of enforced method acting. Out of his filmography, though, his most controversial entry (besides Lolita, obvs) has to be this iconic countercultural tome, A Clockwork Orange. While I understand that it's fairly different from the Anthony Burgess novel but maintains elements…

  • Betty Blue

    Betty Blue

    I've been pretty busy lately, and I have several reviews of other films waiting to be written, but I was so disappointed, not only in this film but in myself for previously enjoying it, that I needed to get this out there. I had literally managed to nab an actual movie theater poster of Betty Blue - a classic poster in itself - and put it up on my wall before I sat down to rewatch this stylish, erotic, manic…