M-- S

very healthy human who has not looked away from a screen in eleven years.

Favorite films

  • Offering
  • Desert Hearts
  • Tongues Untied
  • The Other

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  • Infinity Pool

    ★★★

  • Entranced Earth

    ★★★★½

  • Rear View

  • Kisapmata

    ★★★★

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  • Infinity Pool

    Infinity Pool

    ★★★

    Ehh… it’s a 2.5 

    *Mia Goth materializes behind me for some reason *

    3! 3! It’s a three

  • Entranced Earth

    Entranced Earth

    ★★★★½

    Third Rocha and it's another absolute smash hit. Maybe THE filmmaker of the 60s for me . All the political intrigue, bile, sensuality, religious fervor and immiseration you can squeeze into a frame. I love art that takes direct aim at existing power structures. I like it even more when it's married to a gorgeous well developed visual language.

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★½

    What movie is everyone else watching here? I have a sneaking suspicion a lot of people are going to look back at this a lot less fondly in a few years. "Funny Because the Racism Is So Blatant" jokes, a meandering story that feels cringily autobiographical, and the conflict that acts as the engine for all this action is a "Will they? Won't they?" about pedophilia. Yuck.

  • The Last Laugh

    The Last Laugh

    ★★★★★

    Holy Hell. That this film could weaponize irony, sweep you up in a spacey drunken dream, and ground your heart to dust without any title cards is just astonishing.

    Murneau was a master. I don't really have anything to add to the conversation about this film. I'm just thoroughly impressed.

    (Also the poster LB chose for this is wonderful!)