Austin Lord

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Favorite films

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
  • Fallen Angels
  • Redline

Recent activity

  • PlayTime


  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets


  • Get Out


  • The Prestige


Pinned reviews

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain


    With it being pride month, I figured that now would be a good time to officially announce myself as a member of the LGBT+ community. I have told a few people about this relatively recently, but I’ve never actually announced it publicly, so I figured there’s no better time than right now. I fall somewhere between bisexual and pansexual. I’m still unsure of the specific label I identify with, but it’s important to just get it out there about this…

  • Mysterious Skin

    Mysterious Skin


    Hey everyone, this is likely the most personal review I’ll ever write, and one of the toughest reviews I’ve ever written and shared with people. I’m going to share something that I’ve never shared with anyone, how I am inextricably linked to this film.

    When I was a child, I was sexually abused. I don’t have a lot of recollection of the event since I was only 5 or 6, but it very much so happened and this film has…

Recent reviews

  • PlayTime



    This film is probably the most perfect film ever made. The meticulous set design and insane number of actors all amounts to an experience like no other. It’s like the film version of where’s Waldo, there is always something interesting to look at. The sheer density of jokes and gags in this film is unmatched, and I think this is probably the most rewatchable film ever made. So glad I finally got around to rewatching this.

  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

    Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets


    This film is extremely experimental and very interesting at points. It has very high highs and unfortunately some pretty low lows to me, the beginning of the film started out very promising with its experimental and fourth wall breaking nature, but the middle portion of the film just didn’t land for me. I built up in my head what I thought this film was going to be like: a very experimental and avant garde film that just discards all conventions.…

Popular reviews

  • Gran Torino

    Gran Torino


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

    Yes, you saw that right. I absolutely could not stand this film. I have never in my entire life had such a visceral hatred for a film. I genuinely think this might be the worst film I have EVER seen. I am just racking my brain trying to think of one, just ONE, redeemable quality of Gran Torino, but I seriously cannot find a single thing that I liked about this, and I am just seething after watching this.


  • Lolita



    Lolita is so frustrating because it has a lot of potential to be a really good film as it's an adaptation of an important work. There can be interesting ideas about Oedipal(ish) desire, pedophilia, and even toxic parents controlling your life. I'm so frustrated because there were many opportunities for this to be good, but it just wasn't. It lacks nuance, it lacks well developed characters and motivations, and it lacks a thread of anything that could keep my interest.…