Mel

I don’t want to die!
22, she/her, ze/hir
Faves: All-time top four

Favorite films

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Blue
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Avatar

    ★★★★

  • World of Tomorrow

    ★★★★★

  • The Web

    ★★★★★

  • Good Burger

    ★★★★★

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    “I wish you would fucking stop calling me that. I hate that name.”

    Lana Wachowski is back, and this time she isn’t pulling any fucking punches.

    The Matrix Resurrections is everything I could have possibly dreamed of, and more. I dreaded the possibility that it would play up familiarity with the first film, and nearly ignore Reloaded and Revolutions. What we got couldn’t be further from that. Resurrections is a continuation of the greatest love story ever told, and a…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★★

    **TRIGGER WARNING: PANIC ATTACKS, SUICIDE, SELF-HARM**

    On March 26th, 2020, I went out for a jog. I was alone. I jogged from my childhood house all the way up to my childhood middle school and back— about a mile both ways. The day before, I had moved out of my dorm forcibly as a result of the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic. Am I using that word right? “Burgeoning?” I just looked it up, and it seems right. It seems appropriate. “Burgeoning.”…

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  • Boys Don't Cry

    Boys Don't Cry

    ★★

    Maybe don’t deadname the person your movie is based off of in the credits? Ever think about that?

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

    Bo Burnham’s magnum opus. Less of a comedy special, more like Bo Burnham’s The Wall. All of the ills of society and self that plague Burnham swell up, coalesce, merge, and ultimately shatter in our faces, all as our role as viewer is called into question. We feel voyeuristic, perverted for even bearing witness to this man’s complete loss of self. Perhaps that’s what he wants, though. For us to feel perverse. What an invention. What a beautiful, terrifying paradox.

    Full thoughts here.