Tree Palmedo

Tree Palmedo

musician by trade

but i’d rather be at the movies

logging every film I’ve watched since the start of the pandemic

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  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

    Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

    ★★★½

    kind of a mess, kind of a masterpiece--a meta-movie that's also three movies and also only kind of a movie, with interesting uses of split screen and miles davis music.

  • Foreign Correspondent

    Foreign Correspondent

    ★★★★

    an effective thriller (and WWII propaganda piece) with some pretty incredible set pieces and an utterly nonsensical romance

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  • Out of Sight

    Out of Sight

    ★★★★

    Fun to see the seeds of what was to come later from Clooney and Soderbergh. Though it shares the same breeziness as the oceans saga, this film sets itself apart with bits of shocking violence, slightly more overt sexiness, and a truly soulful JLo performance that humanizes the movie and provides a nice foil to Clooney’s roguishness. And quite a parade of “they’re in this movie?”s

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★½

    I would not complain if Netflix never made a show longer than this. I don’t feel amazing after mainlining the whole thing in two evenings but at least I only needed two evenings. It also helps that it’s almost constantly stylish, intense, and good. Somehow hits all the standard beats but never quite feels predictable. Almost like... a chess match?