Favorite films

  • The Power of the Dog
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • Drive My Car
  • Parallel Mothers

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

  • Marionette

    ★★

  • Compartment No. 6

    ★★★★

  • Pleasure

    ★★★½

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  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★½

    I should not have watched this right before going to bed. Welp.

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★½

    Petite Maman is magical and melancholy. A gem of a story by Céline Sciamma, who packs a punch with a fleeting runtime. Speaks to so many feelings left unsaid, but deeply felt, in a mother-daughter relationship. A bittersweet experience in which time is precious.

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  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    ★★★★½

    Meet, talk, fall in love, make promises, drift apart, reflect, recover, rekindle, realize, and secure. Now what? This is the question Before Midnight addresses, and it does so in such a way that makes me feel hopeful, bitter, carefree, sad, mad, and just about any other emotion I could evoke. Before Sunrise and Before Sunset both set the romantic tone and pave the way for a brutal dose of bluntness.

    Before Midnight doesn't come with rose-coloured glasses; this is most…

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★½

    This is a film that benefits from knowing as little about the story as possible beforehand. The story itself is thin on the surface, but visceral in both the context of the atmosphere Alfonso Cuaron has created in space and the committed work by Sandra Bullock.

    The film starts with blaring music that suddenly dissolves into a quiet tracking shot of space. This is one of many juxtapositions that surfaces. For every moment of silence, there is one of collision.…