• Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    “your life belongs to me now. step.” 

    scorsese at his most elemental, his most physical, his most reflective. cannot imagine what it must’ve been like for him to finally make this. i think i would’ve cried out of relief for months if i had ever gotten anything like this out of my system as Silence so clearly has for him. it’s been four years (wow, four) since my last viewing of this, and this becomes an entirely new film ever…

  • Stoker

    Stoker

    ★★★★½

    resident evil

  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    ★★★★★

    “i’ll never forget that it was you who was responsible for my happiness.” 

    mise en scène as literal emotional, physical, and romantic displacement. opinions vary on what film is her best but it is extremely evident to me sofia coppola is at the height of her powers here, with her filming of versailles as a gilded cage that allows her and kirsten dunst to explore the detachment of the characters in a way that is totally fascinating and feels brand…

  • Commando

    Commando

    ★★★★★

    my go-to movie when i was at home sick from school as a kid. now that im an adult there's so much more to appreciate here that i didnt think about all those years ago: this movie just breezes by, its the coolest 90 minutes 80s action has to offer that never overstays its welcome, and i love this whole sun-kissed feel the photography has. its also my favorite showcase of schwarzenegger being this unstoppable force of physicality and performance…

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★½

    many such cases!

  • Risen

    Risen

    ★★★★

    "how can i do anything else?"

    happy (extremely late) easter to my letterboxd followers, much love to you all ❤️

  • Casino

    Casino

    ★★★★★

    the perfect movie to watch on Good Friday and no i will not elaborate

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★

    the cinematic equivalent of having your brain smoothed over by a floor buffer

  • Akira

    Akira

    ★★★★★

    the beauty, the reverence, and the terror of holding an inexplicable and unexplainable power played against a restless post-war society that feels like it has exactly none. there are moments in this that physically paralyze me in place because i cannot for the life of me believe this was made by humans.

  • Violation

    Violation

    ★★★½

    portrays revenge as this all consuming force of nature both within and around you. neat little debut, packs a punch. though i really wished the camera would just hold still for a second?

  • The Flowers of St. Francis

    The Flowers of St. Francis

    ★★★★★

    there is a moment in the opening minutes of The Flowers of St. Francis where a group of Franciscan friars are building a new hut. they lift heavy rocks and planks of wood in the grueling sun when suddenly, the sound of bells are heard. a brother runs excitedly to them with a set of prayer bells, and the rest of the friars are overwhelmed with joy in the most loving way imaginable. they surround the bells together and give…

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    i dont know why i do this to myself