joseph

4* means i'd rewatch
25 y/o
"we honour that moment of transformation"

Favorite films

  • On the Silver Globe
  • Report to Mother
  • Pola X
  • Esthappan

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  • Titane

    ★★★★

  • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

    ★★★½

  • Help

    ★★★★

  • 3000 Nights

    ★★★½

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★

    possession on petroleum lol. an intensely physical film, the characters aren't really fully formed as people so it's a little unsatisfying maybe, but it's a captivating body horror - the story and its disturbed pathos is conveyed mainly through bodily transformations/degenerations (car shag and oil ooze, roids in the ass, the polarised masculinity of the firefighters). really fascinated by the segue from slasher to family drama - thought was brilliantly done and not expected at all. the ending is necessarily ambiguous but v striking! been too busy to watch films recently but gna get back into nowwwahhhh.

  • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

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  • Jenin, Jenin

    Jenin, Jenin

    ★★★★

    mohammad bakri courageously shot this fifty-minute doc in the immediate aftermath of the idf assault on the refugee camp in jenin, west bank, in april 2002. it gave the palestinians who lived there and witnessed it a momentary opportunity to produce their own counter-narrative of operation defensive shield, unadulterated by external narration. it was promptly banned by the israeli film ratings board - an institutional survival of the british mandate - but this decision was overturned by the supreme court,…

  • The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived

    The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived

    ★★★★½

    amazing cine-pamphlet shot inside the liberated region of dhofar, the site of a socialist and feminist political project that aspired to liberate the whole of the arabian gulf from anglo-american imperialism and extractivism. couldn't help but marvel throughout at the militants' utopian commitment to transform every aspect of life, from education to agriculture, and the filmmaker's 200km trek from the south yemeni border to document it. truly a perfect example of the grand international revolutionary style of filmmaking of the…