Favorite films

  • Night of the Living Dead
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • The Commuter
  • Twentieth Century

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  • A Cruel Romance

    ★★★½

  • My Dad Baryshnikov

    ★★★

  • Walking the Streets of Moscow

    ★★★★½

  • Afonya

    ★★★★½

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

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

    I don't know why I had such high hopes... this sucked! it was not scary and the monsters didn't make sense. like I don't believe that even if they are blind and hunt by hearing alone that they couldn't learn over time where to find humans (in/near buildings) or how to hunt them more effectively... and if their hearing is so sensitive that you can't talk IN YOUR OWN HOME at low volume, how did they not find this family…

  • Sullivan's Travels

    Sullivan's Travels

    wow, I found this... insufferable?

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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★

    I rewatched this because a lot of y'all have been tweeting your love for it recently & while I liked it I didn't, like, revere it, so I wondered if I was missing something. I wasn't. men's "understanding" of how women experience/metabolize sexual trauma is so limited. they can't imagine a response that isn't vengeful/violent. while I'm fond of lisbeth, and love mara's performance, she's a male fantasy: junk food diet + fast metabolism and all. and, of course, she's a…

  • La Ciénaga

    La Ciénaga

    “It is sound that drives me. Image is a way of avoiding something that I want to hear but not to see.”

    I was frustrated at first that so many things (the daughter's crush on the maid, the sexual tension between josé and his sister) never came to fruition but that's kind of the point, isn't it... nothing that the viewer or the characters think is going to happen happens (mercedes visiting; the trip to buy school supplies). sex and…