Lowe McKee

Give me some Kelly Reichardt, Hirokazu Kore-eda, and Agnes Varda and I'm ready to party.

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  • The Green Knight

  • Death Becomes Her

  • The Worst Person in the World

  • Moonlight

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  • First Cow

    First Cow

    Kelly Reichardt tells stories with quiet compassion. At this moment in my life, there are two filmmakers whose films I feel the strongest emotional connection to. They are the films of Hirokazu Kore-eda and Kelly Reichardt. I love their gentle sensibilities, their stylistic restraint, the deep empathy they have for people in all their flaws, contradictions, messiness. I recognize their love for the natural world found throughout their bodies of work. I watch their films and feel a real sense…

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    “Is this really all there is?”
    “What else ought there be?”

    Nature functions as the ultimate reminder. Growth and decay. Change is the only constant. Walt Whitman tells us "grass is itself a child, the produced babe of the vegetation" yet also "the beautiful uncut hair of graves." 

    I read a book earlier this year called Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. It takes place among that beautiful uncut hair. I think about this passage often: 

    None of it…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    As a movie lover and aspiring filmmaker (though it's been years since I've made anything, and the stuff I have made isn't anywhere near the level I want to be, if I'm being honest with myself), sometimes I watch a movie or a show and I get jealous. I get jealous because the thing I'm watching is exactly my vibe. The tv series High Maintenance for example... the humor, the empathy, the simplicity, the little glimpses into people's lives. I…

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  • Men

    Men

    Hmmm. I dug the first 20 minutes or so. Which is when most horror movies are at their best anyways, when you still don’t know what’s happening and the filmmaker hasn’t shown their cards yet. Alex Garland seems like the guy you meet at the dinner party who goes out of his way to make clear “I’ve always valued femininity, I was raised in a house of women…” 

    The manner in which this movie becomes less interesting as time goes on is inversely proportional to how interesting and profound it thinks it’s being. Jessie Buckley is great as always, though.

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    In the zone, there's a room where your deepest desire comes true. If you let the Stalker take you there, what might this room bring you? World peace? Or maybe it's less all-embracing than that. Happiness for your loved ones. A pile of money. Or to hurt those who've wronged you in the past. Early on, the Writer poses the film's ultimate question: 

    "My consciousness wants the triumph of vegetarianism, but my subconscious longs for a juicy steak. So what…