Jay

"and who / today / will say / what?"

alchemist. 25. he/him. ☭

Favorite films

  • The Dreamers
  • Broker
  • Death by Hanging
  • Nowhere

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  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    ½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

  • The Visit

    ★★★★½

  • Nowhere

    ★★★★★

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  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water

    ½

    Half-a-billion-dollar noble savage propaganda. This is not anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, or progressive. This is not some Hollywood-shattering treatise on the revolutionary spirit of an oppressed population. This is a Marvel movie with a blue coat of paint on it. Same “family rocks!!!!” moral compass; same reliance on superpower gymnastics; same weightless floaty CGI bathtub; same predictable plot beats; same cartoonish Übermensch world-hating villain; same endless TV season “delay the inevitable” cinematic-universe-building.

    Cameron puts on his sincere white man hat and attempts…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    I think most of the people who hate this movie are either racist or just uncomfortable with its rage rage rage against nihilism, as I was when I first saw this and was in a significantly worse place in my life than I am now. I was bitter to see filmmakers from my alma mater get a blank check to throw burritos at the screen while I fester in a dead-end job. But the film's better than splattered guacamole and…

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  • Lennon or McCartney

    Lennon or McCartney

    ★★★

    Lars Ulrich saying "Oasis" is the single dumbest answer ever given to a question.

  • Minari

    Minari

    ½

    i like to bring up my girlfriend a lot in my reviews, because she’s much better at criticizing movies than i am (she’s actually much better at most things than i am.) i don’t like to bring up the fact that she’s Korean, because i don’t feel like it’s usually relevant. but, in this case i think it fits.

    my girlfriend works in a Korean-owned coffee shop that only hires Korean people in one of the least gentrified sections of Koreatown,…