• Liz and the Blue Bird

    Liz and the Blue Bird

    ★★★★★

    Anxiety realized in film. Suffocating, intimate, lyrical, and profoundly beautiful. Yamada exudes a love for her characters not unlike Akerman. The influence of the late Futoshi Nishiya's character designs are certainly still being felt today.

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★★★½

    Stop motion animation makes every movement, every blink, every frame feel so deliberate. A perfect depiction of the heightened reality that comes crashing down perceived throughout the course of the film.

  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★★½

    The best part of being rich is you can be horrible to people and they just have to take it

  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    ★★★★½

    “But if you want true love - this is it. This is real life. It's not perfect, but it's real.“

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★½

    Every line of dialogue in this movie feels like a conversation or a thought I've had before.

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    ★★★★½

    The bottle episode perfected. This is the ideal relationship.

  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine

    ★★★★½

    Andrij Parekh's masterful balancing act between film and digital combined with Cianfrance's closeups ache for an intimacy that isn't there and ultimately never really was there to begin with. One of the saddest films ever made

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★½

    I know Lynch's soundscapes have been praised enough but I can't get over the shots in the apartment where you can't see the door but Lynch always remembers to include the door closing and opening. I also can't get over how hot shirtless Kyle MacLachlan is

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★½

    FUCK U GREEN BOOK. SPIKE ROBBED. GIVE MOOKIE THE OSCAR

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    It takes surgical precision to create a clusterfuck this electrifying. Pattinson is dynamite.

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★½

    This is exactly what the lyrical beauty and importance of Baldwin's words should look like on film.

  • Millennium Actress

    Millennium Actress

    ★★★★½

    Life, as cinema, is the pursuit of fleeting moments of beauty.