Tom dePerto

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Favorite films

  • Poor Things
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Bottoms
  • Bones and All

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  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

  • The Holdovers

  • Past Lives

  • The Zone of Interest

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  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★★

    When I was a young girl
    My mother took me into the city
    To see the fashion show
    She said "Girl, when you grow up
    Would you be the saviour of the broken
    The queers and unpaid designers"
    She said "Will you defeat them,
    The critics and all the non-believers
    And bury Emma Thompson
    Because one day, I'll leave you
    A necklace to lead you in the summer
    To kill those goddamn dogs"

    WHEN I WAS A YOUNG CRUELLA
    MY…

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    You don't become a Bride without fucking Jesus.

    Casting Andrew Garfield in a film about the machinations of capitalist Hollywood is a clever move. The actor is, of course, mostly known for having played Spider-Man and getting fired for refusing to be Sony's lackey. But that's not the only bold move David Robert Mitchell makes in his third feature - the boldest of them all is making nonsense the forefront of his story, fabricating a maze made up of dead…

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  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    Both a warm hug and pat on the back, and a fully coordinated assault on my emotions. A teacher's role is, strangely, still underestimated in today's times, and despite the chaos of young adulthood, this was a cozy reminder of some of the people, all of them with their own struggles, who were there for me in my formative years - and that I still look up to, and carry their lessons with me.

  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    Doesn't hold a candle to the original (not even close), and perhaps having new actors robotically spit out 80% of that film's dialogue beat-for-beat without even the slight change in intonation is a shot in one's own foot, but... I honestly had a lot of fun with this one.

    Everything that's the same is worse, but everything that's new is really cool. Love a lot of the musical numbers, precisely because they don't sound like typical Broadway songs, but legit…

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