well I fear, my dear, that it's eminently clear
that you can't see the trees for the forest

Favorite films

  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • Devdas

Recent activity

  • The Wheeler Dealers


  • Tiny Furniture


  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day


  • South Pacific


Pinned reviews

  • The Bitter Tea of General Yen

    The Bitter Tea of General Yen


    28th watch of my “Watch This Shit in 2019” list

    Capra doing von Sternberg...holy shit. This is unquestionably the most audacious work I've seen from Capra, visually and thematically. It's at times a fraught and uncomfortable watch, particularly from a modern perspective, but this tension contributes to the film's erotic thrall.

    THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN so thoroughly immerses itself in the tangled threads of orientalism, exoticism, religion, racism, and sexuality that it is worth the offense because of…

  • L'Avventura



    "Who needs beautiful things nowadays, Claudia? How long will they last? All of this was built to last centuries. Today, ten, twenty years at the most, and then? Well..."

    Self-sabotage in a barren and desolate world, the wealthy wrecking lives and creating chaos—a shark sighting, an affair or two or three, a disappearance, a spilled bottle of ink—to try and leave some impact on the physical world. They try to convert emotion into reality—or create emotion where there is none,…

Recent reviews

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day


    James Cameron and ruining sequels with the addition of a fucking annoying kid to crowbar in his fucked up motherhood fetish, name a more iconic duo. 

    they make a perfect family though because none of them can act for shit <3

  • Twilight



    any MLB player who’d use “Supermassive Black Hole” as their walkup song would be so undisputedly goated they’d have to retire the MVP award for the rest of time.

    also: team anna kendrick <3

Popular reviews

  • Mikey and Nicky

    Mikey and Nicky


    Contemplating suing BU for the cost of my tuition because in all my film classes there was never a single screening or even a mention of an Elaine May film, so clearly this cinema studies degree is fucking W O R T H L E S S

  • Roma



    Leave Bazin out of this, thanks.

    I’ve only got some messy unformed thoughts on this right now, but I am undeniably disgusted with how Cuarón cannibalizes Cleo’s—and, therefore, Libo’s—
    perspective and identity. 

    The Variety article on Cuarón’s filmmaking process is very telling and discomforting, as it divulges the ways Cuarón mined his own nanny’s life (without prior consent). And then there’s this:

    “As his own social awakening began to take hold in later years, Cuarón realized the obvious: Rodríguez was…