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  • The Birds

    The Birds

    ★★½

    When it comes to deriving meaning from art, I usually don’t have much of a problem putting the pieces together to see the big picture. As a matter of fact, I think that’s half the fun for me is seeing what the director was trying to say subtly without being too on the nose about it. I like to see how a director utilizes each tool in cinema; how they work and flow with all the pieces to create something…

  • The Poughkeepsie Tapes

    The Poughkeepsie Tapes

    ★★★½

    1000/1000 films on letterboxd 🥲 honestly doesn’t feel real. I remember when I started getting into cinema about 3 years ago I hadn’t seen really much of anything. I got letterboxd fall of 2019 and have been active ever since. I don’t agree with the moderation of this website and the questionable choices they make regarding UI, Poster choices, and overall functions. But i am grateful to have such a vast collection of films to look through and the ability…

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ½

    When we discuss the ontology of the image a few former dialects come to mind. One from Andrei Tarkovsky, who believed in the cinematic form being able to lift itself separately from the other art forms and become something different; while the other one arrives from Andre Bazin who stated similarly that cinema while benefitting from theater and the arts, would eventually experience self actualization through time. The other art forms are refined, they have been grind down over centuries,…

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    Hitchcock displaying pure mastery mixed with a genius that is still unmatched nearly 70 years later. Someone like Fincher could only dream of making a film this thrilling start to finish. What starts out as an incredibly minimalistic idea develops Into a multifaceted commentary on 50’s culture and feminism; with Hitchcock’s classic scowl towards progressivism worm proudly. The want and need of Jeff to live a more simple and fulfilling life of the god believing neighbors he has is evident.…