Louis Day

Louis Day

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If I wanted realism, I'd just live it. Give me the surreal, the fantastical... what film alone can offer.

Favorites are my top of 2021.

Favorite films

  • Mass
  • Pig
  • Malignant
  • Memoria

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  • Memoria

    ★★★★½

  • Vortex

    ★★★½

  • Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★

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  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    Honestly, I’m not sure whether this is a 4.5 or a 5, because there’s something odd about this movie. Something that almost seems like a downside, but I think is instrumental in Star Wars’ success as a franchise. That is: this movie feels almost like a filler tv episode.

    There’s not really a narrative drive. People always talk about how big a deal it is that the good guys don’t win in this, but every second of this movie is…

  • Millennium Actress

    Millennium Actress

    ★★★★

    Secret Cinema Pick

    For what has seemed like an eternity now, I’ve been feeling that film was dead. All enjoyment of the medium was gone, every movie I watched getting at best a passive “it was okay” and a checkmark off my ever growing watchlist. But then the spark came back. Satoshi Kon came back. The love had returned.

    Anyone who knows me knows that I have a general aversion to anime; anime film tends to go a little better,…

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  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★½

    At this point, I had totally lost any sense of place and time and could barely remember anything about anything I watched, which does a MASSIVE disservice to this film, since it will be awhile before I will actually be able to put together what it means (if I even get to see it again). Is it even the best film I saw? WHO KNOWS? I just remember feeling pretty high on this in the moment, and that feeling… reverberates.

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★★½

    Wish I liked this more, just like Climax. Stylistically great, but I also think that may take away from the emotion of the piece? The strongest elements are the intro title cards (as if Noé could ever do that poorly) and a montage at the end that feels so cold that you leave the film unsettled, even if you’ve kinda lost the feeling prior.

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  • Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep

    Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep

    ★★★★★

    I don’t usually use reviews to talk about all of an artist’s outside work, but I’m going to here. This short definitely deserves its five stars, but I think Joe Pera and his work as a whole needs to be examined, this short just being the epitome of it all.

    In many ways, I sometimes feel like I connect better to TV than movies. There aren’t that many shows I keep up with, but when I do, I just absorb…

  • Cats

    Cats

    ★★½

    Dictionary.com Definition of a Cat: a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica or F. catus, bred in a number of varieties.

    ”A cat is not a dog.”- Old Deuteronomy

    ”A cat is not a dog.” The most quoted, often derided line in Cats. One that intrigued me from the first reviews I read from the movie. A line that sounds spectacularly dumb. But... what if it was actually the key to unlocking this whole thing? What if cats is actually a very…