Alex James

i'm just here to piss my film boyfriend off. that’s my cat

Favorite films

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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  • Babette's Feast

    ★★★★½

  • Pig

    ★★★★★

  • Deep Rising

    ★★★★★

  • Delicatessen

    ★★★★

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  • Babette's Feast

    Babette's Feast

    ★★★★½

    “Throughout the world sounds one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me the chance to do my very best.”


    an incredibly sweet and quiet celebration of food, art, God, love (familial, romantic, platonic), and connection. feels like an older relative telling you a lovely story about an even older relative, complete with enormous amounts of backstory to set up the real story and make it all the more fulfilling to experience. subtle and loving and just the tiniest bit tragic, but in a way that makes you grateful to be alive.

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★★

    it would be impossible for me to describe how much i loved this in words. achingly beautiful, gentle, loving, tragic, intimate, transformative and empathetic. every second of this had me absolutely captivated, and while i don’t cry at movies very easily, i was so moved by the entire third act i wept my way through it. just gorgeous and so deeply touching. 

    there were two teenagers next to me in the theater and being well aware of how much a…

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ½

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

    jesus christ. i don’t even know how to put my thoughts together for what will likely be, far and away, the angriest thing i’ve ever written about anything.

    this assumes you’ve already watched this film. many spoilers. 

    i actually cried at the end of this movie, not because i felt deeply impacted by it in the way good, transformative art impacts you. rather, i felt as though emerald fennell herself had taken my face in her hands, promised me something…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

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

    is diane dreaming of a move to hollywood that was far more ideal than the reality of that decision? are we watching her recall her life in her last moments of it, through rose-tinted glasses to ease her passage into whatever comes next? or are betty/diane and camilla/rita fumbling through interconnected parallel worlds, destined to loop back into each other again and again? i have my interpretation, but i don’t know for sure. the only thing i do know is that i will spend the rest of my life haunted by seeing hannah montana’s stupid dad in this movie