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  • Clouds of Sils Maria

    Clouds of Sils Maria

    ★★★½

    I think as a story it's perhaps not the most enthralling experience, but it's thoughtful and meditative, and approaches the "industry" in a unique way. Binoche and Stewart are both great here, but they have SUCH different qualities as actors. It's hard to play opposite someone as accomplished and singular as Binoche, but Stewart has a very subtle and natural acting style. If you're not paying attention it might come across as lazy or underplayed, but there is a nuance…

  • Mouchette

    Mouchette

    ★★★★½

    Another masterpiece from Bresson. Heart-wrenching. Maybe doesn't quite reach the heights of Au Hasard Balthazar, but this is still storytelling of the absolute highest caliber.

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  • A Rainy Day in New York

    A Rainy Day in New York

    well, I want to see it. Dont cancel me bro.

  • 8½

    ★★★★½

    **watched for the 2019 Death By Film Movie Scavenger Hunt: a movie about movies**

    One of those "essential" films that I always put off seeing for some reason. I think I've always been worried that the hype around this would lead to disappointment. I realized about 10 minutes in that those concerns were silly, because holy FUCK what a movie. One of the funniest, most vibrant, and challenging depictions that I've seen of an artist in personal and creative crisis.…