Jay

“and he won’t stop ‘til he got the masses”

24. he/him. Maoist. i politicize basically everything i review.

Favorite films

  • Tenet
  • Mountains May Depart
  • Akira
  • Report to Mother

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  • Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

  • Tokyo Fist

    ★★★★★

  • Häxan

    ★★★

  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    ★★★★★

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

    he went too hard.

    no one has ever gone this hard.

  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    ★★★★★

    one of the most masterfully constructed, inimitably gorgeous documentaries ever made, and likely one of my new favorite films.

    what’s most noticeable in this thing, at first, is its acceptance, even occasional celebration of the status quo. which, knowing Jia, is a bit difficult to parse. i’m reminded of Neil Bahadur’s review of Red Desert. our brains have been rewired by technology, to the point where the symphony of alerts and AirPod bleed has changed the way we perceive reality.…

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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

    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,…