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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★½

    two unsuspecting neighbors replace each other’s void in partners while they’re away on business trips. fighting loneliness and filling in the gaps of their individual relationships, it also makes you wonder if our two leads are thrust into their current predicament because of their close living quarters. this film offers a narrative on traditional and crammed living spaces and the relationships that might spawn from them. compared to some of Wong’s other work, we see a lot of stable and…

  • Suburbia

    Suburbia

    ★★★½

    Penelope Spheeris sheds her first coat of skin with SUBURBIA, a classic time capsule of 1980’s Los Angeles punk rocks angst, violence and odd bonds of friendship. although clunky and oddly edited as well as being shot on very rough 16mm the overall takeaway is as “DIY” as you can imagine any grassroots punk rock gig from the time frame. raw and in your face. *sex and violence, sex and violence*

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  • mid90s

    mid90s

    ★★★★★

    Mid90’s took my spot for “movie of the year” yesterday after I saw it. it’s a beautiful story, a love letter to the underlooked suburban settings of los angeles and it’s such a well written coming age story with skateboarding as it’s backbone.

    shot on 16mm Kodak, Mid90’s glows. the grit and hue add such a cool element to this film. it feels warm and consistently like a summer break. the black concrete, store fronts, traffic, potholes and packs of…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    an absolute perfectly executed masterpiece of human emotion, loss and family. beautiful in every way and even better the second time around.