• Oslo, August 31st

    Oslo, August 31st

    ★★★★★

    You'll have a thousand nights like this, you won't remember this. Everything will be forgotten.

    It's probably a crime to not actually watch this film on august 31st but this film really means the world to me and I'm glad I am able to revisit it every once in a while.

  • Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer

    Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer

    ★★★★

    There is no point in denying my participation of sheer fascination with serial killers. I suppose as human beings we are intrigued by these individuals for it highly appeals to our natural curiosity while also activating the cogs in our brains that form reaction or analysis. There is a certain need to understand why these individuals do the horrible things they do. However, there’s never a logical answer to that question for serial killers tend to always fall outside of…

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★★½

    I will remember you as the symbol of love's forgetfulness. I will think of this story as of the horror of forgetting.

    The deeply personal conversation between a Japanese architect and a French actress forms the basis of Hiroshima Mon Amour. As they recount previous romances and life experiences, the film dives into a pondering meditation on love, loss, trauma and memory. The prologue is by far the most astounding thirteen-minute-long sequence that I have ever seen. It neatly entwines a couple’s lovemaking, documentary footage from the war and nuclear devastation, instigating Hiroshima's exploration of both personal and collective memory.

  • The Haunting of Bly Manor

    The Haunting of Bly Manor

    ★★★★½

    mike flanagan really said let's make a ghost story.... but actually it's a love story.... with lesbians.... starring victoria pedretti

  • The Half of It

    The Half of It

    ★★★

    sir we’re going to need that “see you in a couple of years” sequel

  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

    ★★★★

    Poetry is untranslatable, like the whole of art.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    The scene of Marianne looking at the portrait of Héloïse in the gallery is absolutely brilliant and peak cinema because essentially both women are looking at each other in present and memory. Marianne is noticeably moved by the portrait (present), remembering her time with Héloïse (memory). Héloïse is looking at Marianne in present time through her gaze on the portrait, but also in memory because of the page 28 reference on the portrait itself. Héloïse is able to speak to Marianne without being there in person, saying I loved you, I still think of you,and most importantly, I remember.

  • Cries and Whispers

    Cries and Whispers

    ★★★★

    The mere fact Bergman is able to put his viewers through a rollercoaster of emotions (amounting to at least a month of grievance) in merely ninety minutes is both outstanding and unsettling.

  • Twilight

    Twilight

    ★½

    bella: 👁👄👁
    me: yes girl give us nothing!!!

  • Jumbo

    Jumbo

    ★★★

    Wittock’s debut feature Jumbo is an unusual story about Jeanne, a shy woman in her late twenties. While working as a night guard at an amusement park, she begins to develop strange romantic feelings for a lighthouse attraction. While the film is unconventional, it does (for most of its run-time) a good job of embracing its absurd premise while also treating Jeanne’s feelings and overall experience with a great amount of care and respect. Her attraction is mostly expressed through…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★

    i'm glad we can add this film to the sdtcu (she did that cinematic universe)

  • The Meetings of Anna

    The Meetings of Anna

    ★★★★

    I miss you. I have no one to talk to.
    But you never talked to me.

    Akerman’s The Meetings of Anna is extremely slow-paced, often lingering on minimalistic backdrops long after the main character has left the frame. There’s no story there, no real action. It’s merely about a woman wandering through the world completely detached. Yet it’s hard to look away. It’s hard not to be completely immersed by it. There’s a certain kind of loneliness that’s apparent in…