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  • The Yakuza

    The Yakuza

    As an unnecessarily rigid rule follower* myself, I really clicked with how this movie evolves into a series of what are essentially preordained actions fulfilled out of the duty and honor these men have a code...a code that would mean nothing without their adherence to it in the first place! Pretty twisted, but also pretty poetic. Pollack directs it, sort of? Easily could have started the movie with Kilmer's return to Japan, but instead he takes the time to walk…

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    Far from the Madding Crowd

    ★★

    Like Gilmore Girls except if Lorelai was a farmer.

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  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★★

    A MOVIE SO GOOD IT PREMIERED IN FEBRUARY AND THEN WON BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST DIRECTOR, AND BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY AT THE OSCARS A WHOLE YEAR AND ONE MONTH LATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    A cinematic tour de force. An impassioned, moving, heart-racing, heart-breaking film that reminded me how good it can feel to be alive. Watching this made me fall back in love with movies and with life.

    A more complete write-up on my relationship with this movie here.