• Paint Drying

    Paint Drying

    my friend liv and her gf have been attempting to move out of the ticking time bomb of institutional transphobic violence that is florida, and have suffered many indignities and crushing setbacks in the process, most recently their moving van being robbed. please contribute to their gofundme, other avenues to support can be found in the first image here. they have already been through enough, please help ease their situation even a little if you are able. i have a…

  • Lisa Frankenstein

    Lisa Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    It's for people like us. With feelings.

    no one ever has to watch any tim burton movie ever again. stunningly gorgeous and funny which would have been enough, but it's its loving dialog with Idealized Outsiderness that is gonna rewire my brain for the rest of time. somewhere between the self-conscious artifice, the emotional rawness, and the pitch perfect mix of venting and wish fulfillment, it hits a golden note...fully and completely captures the appeal of the self-idealized edgy self-insert…

  • The Devils

    The Devils

    ★★★★★

    I was never important.

    dovetails nicely with my religious ravings recently, the physical world in constant monologue, sockpuppeting the spiritual world to feign dialogue, all the while denying access to it (and even to itself!). grandier's attempts to confess his Actual sins, when his moral character was never of interest anyway, really stuck out to me this time. a nightmarish work in a Constructed World (top tier production design and visual worldbuilding) that ceaselessly recognizes the depraved erotic potential of…

  • Madame Web

    Madame Web

    ★★★★

    They're all mine.

    i hate making these kinds of comparisons but this is Kinda to batman and robin what blue beetle was to the sam raimi spidermans...meaning Not As Good, but the closest we were likely to get in this unique landscape of the Desperate Dying Superhero Genre informed by rapid onset metamodernism...and besides which the comparison is inherently complimentary! and just like blue beetle i dont mean to use it to flatten the film's unique qualities of which it…

  • SATAN'S GUIDE TO THE BIBLE

    SATAN'S GUIDE TO THE BIBLE

    been in a rly rly bad emotional place recently because of a stupid series of irl events i dont wanna recount and in the effort to fill my brain with something else i cant stop thinking about this dumbass youtube video i saw a week or so ago so youre just gonna have to deal with it now. the content itself is mostly not rly worth remarking on: theres nothing here u havent heard from an atheist youtuber ten years…

  • Signs

    Signs

    ★★★★★

    I'm truly sorry for what I've done to you and yours.

    the relation of art to reality probably shouldnt be reduced to a single platitude but i certainly am attached to the idea that art allows you to Extend your reality. other people come together to create something they can see, so it is able to be seen by people who are not them. its amazing that the translation process is able to even theoretically function under all the layers,,,some…

  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★★

    If that's what god has planned for you, that's what's gonna happen.

    feels lifechanging every single time. m night movies teach you to look beyond what you have been forcefully taught to see. it rly starts developing in his one-of-a-kind visual language here...typical subjects are hidden in clusters, blurred out into the background, or just offscreen entirely...spoken words are separated from those who speak them...everything is divided, very often the thing that your brain Automatically Wants To See is denied…

  • Senritsu Kaiki File Kowasugi! File 01 - Operation Capture the Slit-Mouthed Woman

    Senritsu Kaiki File Kowasugi! File 01 - Operation Capture the Slit-Mouthed Woman

    ★★★★½

    Remember the script I wrote!

    process process process...information painstakingly captured and reiterated, the geometry of the world broken down to chase something incredible, time slowed and distorted to sift through every last detail! many of the magics of found footage on display here...the dedication to filling out the bits where "nothing happens" to create a reality of information and space and time that is so recognizably real yet so easily distorted. visually beautiful too. rly rly looking forward to these!

  • Dumb Money

    Dumb Money

    They're stealing from the poor and giving back to the rich! They're robbing from the hood!

    an accidental detour on my reignited interest in watching movies, courtesy of someone putting this on and me being unwilling to take my eyes off it. absolutely impossible to get invested in if u have any actual knowledge of these events and their fallout, or are capable of doing basic material analysis of how "class warfare" should work. even in the highly idealized, pseudo-progressive,…

  • The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense

    ★★★★★

    I've been prayin. Must not be prayin right. Looks like we're just gonna have to answer eachother's prayers.

    the healing ritual commences.

    children are taught not to tell the truth...they are the most separate from the things we are made to believe and exist under, and their outside perspective (esp if they are rejected by the world) is a threat to those of us who have grown complacent and stunted in our view of reality and possibility. i think thats…

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★★★★

    First place in our HEARTS!

    no promises, but it was nice to be reminded how cool watching movies is. this one sat so intimately in my memory that i wasnt sure how a big screen would effect it and it turns out the answer is beautifully...every detailed style flourish esp in the montages hits like a truck, ludwig's score makes my soul soar, and the physicality of the panda has never been more intoxicating. i almost worried a bit ab…

  • Paint Drying

    Paint Drying

    the near unanimous icj verdict has made me realize, i dont even think i know how to react to good news on this scale. i dont think ive ever had the chance to practice in my lifetime. obviously this isnt the end of the line...its not the only genocide, nor will those committing this one give up easily. but in spending so long desperately trying to imagine what a river would look like, unable to even find drops, finding a small and steady trickle isnt something to be wasted. somewhere, somehow, palestine will be free.