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  • Priscilla

    Priscilla

    ★★★★★

    VIFF 2023
    14/16

    Incredible lead performance by Cailee Spaeny. Her physical transformation throughout the film is impressive. Jacob Elordi is unfortunately not great, but who really cares, all he needs to do is stand there and make a goofy accent.
    Sofia Coppola really developed the biopic, starting with Marie Antoinette, into something that feels extremely personal while still respecting the real person's story. Like most period films, production design and costuming are on perfect display.
    The opening scene is so unbelievably beautiful that it alone makes it a 5 star film.

  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★★

    I recently encountered the word 'sonder' through the art of Carlo Miranda. 'Sonder', a term coined by John Koenig as part of The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, can be defined as "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own–populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness." This very coincidental encounter with the word definitely recontextualizes the ideas of the film for me.
    Long story short, I could've completed that play in like 3 years. Less if we're on a budget.

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  • Sons

    Sons

    Berlinale 2024
    #33/33
    Wettbewerb

    And just like that, it's over. 33 films over 10 days, and one big flop to wrap it all up. The ratio of dropped phones to number of people at the screening was actually insane. It sucks to finish the festival with a film that doesn't try anything interesting and is filled with bland and uninteresting characters, but here we are.
    Don't have a lot to say about the film so I'll just rank all the…

  • Invincible Summer

    Invincible Summer

    Berlinale 2024
    #32
    Generation14 plus

    As Kim Petras could've said: "them Belgian boys, they wanna fuck." Pretty simple but fun.

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  • Direct Action

    Direct Action

    ★★★★★

    Berlinale 2024
    #26
    Encounters

    This is not what you should be filming.

    Hypnotizing and tranacendental. More than simply documenting ZAD, Direct Action is an initiation into a political, communist collective. The transition from slow day-to-day life into active confrontation is so subtle and sublime that it ultimately feels like the only ethical way of living.

  • The Endless Night

    The Endless Night

    Berlinale 2024
    #27
    Retrospektive

    Me and Donnie in Charles de Gaulle. Charming yet disjointed. An 85 minute film has no right to feel this long, but still fire film.