• Little Joe

    Little Joe

    ★★

    Body-snatcher in the form of pollinating plants sprinkled with stale dialogue and thin storyline. Stylish palette though.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★

    concept over story. 
    There’s a line at the beginning of the movie where the scientist is telling the protagonist, “Don’t try to understand it, just feel it.” the only thing I felt during the two and a half hour was my butt growing numb.


    one star is for rob pat

  • Angel's Egg

    Angel's Egg

    played  like a fever dream of a christian agnostic.

  • Cube

    Cube

    Just enough entertainment, creativity, and philosophical inquiries for a low-budget horror. The imaginative way of instilling claustrophobia and paranoia in the characters reminded me of the Twilight Zone episode, Five People in Search if an Exit. Maybe the characters are simply in hell.

    For this, I excuse the inconsistent and sometimes hilarious acting.

  • Underwater

    Underwater

    ★★½

    The only thing I remember is that it all happened underwater. 

    A movie that holds potential but lost it completely to flat characters, unorganized construction, and most critically, no central ideology to pull it all together. 
    Also, Stewart looks more anxious than scared in all of the scenes, but that’s for most her performances anyways.

  • Joker

    Joker

    uggghhh???? Maybe the character is too familiar to have a punch in the reveal of his backstory, especially with a mediocre plot. The  acting was trying so hard to support the thin storyline. Whatever the movie was trying to say the only message I got was “awww joker is a sad character that’s why he kills people, period.”

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    cool, visually striking, sensual

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    ★★★★

    "Horror need not always be a long-fanged gentleman in evening clothes or a dismembered corpse or a doctor who keeps a brain in his gold fish bowl. It may be a warm sunny day, the innocence of girlhood and hints of unexplored sexuality that combine to produce a euphoria so intense it becomes transporting, a state beyond life or death. Such horror is unspeakable not because it is gruesome but because it remains outside the realm of things that can…

  • Jesus Camp

    Jesus Camp

    Perhaps another watch nurturing my confirmation bias, but arguably a better made documentary (or horror film) than Religulous. Reminds me a lot of Richard Dawkin's the God Delusion, maybe should reread that book again.

    “There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.” R. Dawkins

    “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” Emily Dickinson

  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    We fall, and some dreams are lost along the way. But a stricken man still has miles to go, and a fallen dream does not signal an end. With destruction comes growths, and newfound motivation for life in this bleakness. We are born adrift, salvation was never the goal, living at the moment of the struggle is.

    試圖在冷酷異境裡尋找著讓生命繼續往前的動力。即便有些理想是失落了,但失落並不代表結束,破滅同時也帶來成長。人本既生而迷惘,獲得救贖不是終極目標,活在掙扎的當下才是

    我們是不是只能知道一半的事情?
    我 只能看到前面,看不到後面,
    這樣,不是就有一半的事情有看不到了嗎?

    婆婆,我不知道的事情太多了。所以,你知道我以後想做什麼嗎?我要去告訴別人他們不知道的事情,給別人看他們看不到的東西。我想,這樣一定天天都很好玩。說不定,有一天,我會發現你到底去了哪裡。到時候,我可不可以跟大家講,叫大家一起過來看你呢?
    婆婆,我好想你。尤其是我看到那個還沒有名字的小表弟,就會想起,你常跟我說:你老了。我很想跟他說,我覺得...我也老了。

  • Moana

    Moana

    ★★★½

    It made me happy period

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★

    notes to myself: 
    沒看過新海城,純粹因為畫面美
    故事敘述拼湊式不錯,音樂穿插太多,後半節奏重複性。Some pretty interesting ideas (dream,time, crossing to the other world, transience of comet) but not enough consistency and meaning. Protagonists' connection didn't seem too fleshed out for me. Some parts were too cheesy to handle. 
    Why did they forget what happened? (dream or because the needed to give something important in return)