• Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted

    ★★★½

    Winona wanting to stay in a mental asylum rather than run away with Jared Leto is the most relatable thing ever

  • Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim

    ★★★★

    Charming, complicated and visually striking, Jules and Jim takes a poignant look at friendship and love. Its delightfully unconventional poise struts along in unison with the whimsical score. A fun and intelligent drama with a complex core. Very happy with my introduction to Truffaut -- though I must say that this made me feel violently French 🥖🥐

  • News from Home

    News from Home

    ★★★★★

    I need to call my mom :(

  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    ★★★★

    It’s easy to see how Lost Highway has divided audiences. As with any of Lynch’s films, it is not made with the intent of mass appeal, but rather to simply be as he indented. He has almost created his own genre, “Lynchian”, in which he probes the cerebrally murky waters which border on the potentially paranormal. Here, he explores the actualization of a vengeful fantasy, stemming from a wildly unhappy and crazed character. Fears of owning up to his misdeeds…

  • Election

    Election

    ★★★★

    "Paul... Paul Power. Paul... Paul for President. Promise... Progress... Peanut."

    CINEMA

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★½

    This movie is so fucking cool. Heist stories are cool. The music with that lingering guitar riff is cool. Every line is cool. Then you have De Niro and Pacino in their PRIME, I mean come on! Great ass!

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★★

    The languid, lurking motions of the camera contributed to the entire experience feeling like a mute observation. Like I was trying to peel off layer after layer to find out more about the characters. Couple this with videotaping, which is a purposefully distant concept. It grants you the illusion of intimacy without allowing you to fully connect the dots. The film uses this to provoke the challenge that true intimacy poses, and gives room for Soderbergh to portray the brain…

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    ★★★★★

    Me about 15 minutes in: The visuals are incredible, I wonder when it was made… *checks notes* what the fuck? How?

    The dance premiere is the single greatest sequence I have ever seen. To create something truly great, one must suffer. Stunner.

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★★

    Number 11: I hate that the world wasn’t good enough for Heath Ledger to continue living in it

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★★

    Holy shit. How have I missed out on this?

    Scorsese’s After Hours hinges on the very idea of filmmaking. It doesn’t give the slightest crap about teaching the audience a lesson or sending them off with some arbitrary moral plight — it just is. Paraphrasing Scorsese’s own words; the film is an exercise in style. A series of coincidences that all happen upon a single man in one night. These coincidences - in almost perfect synchronicity - are what drive…

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    ★★★★½

    Sony changed the entire landscape for 3D animation with Spider-Verse and the world is so much better for it.

    The first Puss in Boots did close to nothing for me. As a Shrek spin-off, it was fine. But it largely felt like DreamWorks were just cashing in as much money as they could from the Shrek brand. The Last Wish on the other hand, is my favorite animated film since the aforementioned Spider-Verse. Sprawling with colorful creativity, Wish emerges as…

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    ★★★★

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

    Guillermo del Toro and stop motion were always going to be a match made in heaven, wasn’t it?

    When Spazzatura faded and a third grave appeared 😭