Matt Zilla

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    Music

    I refuse to see this movie on general principle.

    I'm honestly shocked that these depictions of autism are still prevalent in 2021. As an autistic person, it's incredibly triggering. I hate how the autistic character has no agency, and is just a prop for the neurotypcial main character's story. I appreciate the fact that Sia apologized for the film, and actually took steps to eliminate some traumatic elements of the film and changed the film to make it more accessible,…

  • The Squid and the Whale

    The Squid and the Whale

    ★★★★½

    HOW TO MAKE EVERY NOAH BAUMBACH MOVIE

    1. Set the film in Brooklyn

    2. Have the main character be an artist or writer

    3. Have at least one character who is divorced

    4. A Lot of Daddy Issues

    5. Include at least one really awkward sex scene

    6. Make every character utterly contemptible



    Honestly though, I love this movie. It is one of the most brutal films about divorce I've ever seen (although I have yet to see Baumbach's Marriage Story). It's raw and uncomfortable, yet deeply personal on an almost embarrassing level.