"…know that you are so much just as you are right now." <3
While I can appreciate this film for how technically exquisite it is, and for the layered character study at its heart, the more I reflect on it, the more some things really bother me, especially after reading/listening to some of Todd Field’s interviews on his intentions with certain choices. His response to Marin Alsop’s critique of Tár was "I share her concern in terms of the fact that there's never been a female conductor of a major German orchestra so…
All My Puny Sorrows 2021
“when i wake up in the morning i have moments of excruciating hope..”
so immensely moving and heartbreaking, and some parts deeply resonated with me. some beautiful dialogue and performances. it wasn’t an easy film to get through because of the themes of grief, loss, depression and suicide that it deals with, but it will definitely stay with me.
“the pain of letting go of grief is just as painful, even more painful, than the grief itself.”
Joyland casts a delicate, empathetic, and non-judgemental lens on the toll that a repressive society takes on individuals by denying them agency, and the right to live and be accepted as their authentic selves. However, it also examines how this impact is experienced unequally and comes at a far greater cost for some. It does this while simultaneously investigating the detrimental and devastating influence of patriarchy with regard to gender, sexuality, and ideas of masculinity. The complex storyline ties these…
The article above is an informative read on this film’s extremely troubling political subtext.
A Christmas Wedding 2006
Sarah Paulson is so cute here but this film just stressed me out
I absolutely loved this for the emotion it evoked, and for its beautiful and moving examination of motherhood. Eva Green provides an exquisite portrayal of a woman facing the immense task of preparing for space travel in a patriarchal workplace, while wrestling with pursuing her ambitions and the resulting sacrifices she has to make as a mother. Zélie Boulant also gives an incredible performance. This film is tender, layered, heartfelt, and so worth seeing.