Film is Pain

Letterboxing into the void. 

Movies hurt me.

Favorite films

  • The Piano Teacher
  • Memoria
  • The Last Movie
  • Day Night Day Night

Recent activity

  • Elvis


  • Prey


  • Dressed to Kill


  • Call Me Lucky


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  • Memoria



    A meditative, evocative, symbolically rich text on the mysteries of existence and the universe; identity and recollection; humanity and the reverberations we both feel and leave behind. A haunting, existential quality, expressed in hushed and oblique tones, is also driven by a particular part of the soundscape that serves as the main thrust of the film. Joe’s sure hand guides in these moments of quiet and stillness, nobody captures humans invasion of nature quite like he does. Which fits neatly…

  • Midsommar



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

    Nooo don’t kill me in ritual sacrifice you’re so sexy ahaa

Recent reviews

  • EO



    A down in the dirt, ear shattering filmic odyssey in which we dizzyingly follow Hi-Han the donkey traversing through Poland and between owners, discovering the cruelty of humans and of the modern world. Some of the most inspired visual language and camera placement I’ve seen recently, but is weighed down by the varying cast (and quality) of human characters and their plot beats. And while this film is clearly not meant to be *about* them per se, if the intention…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future


    Cronenberg’s hazy, barren, nightmarish vision of tomorrow expounds on the idea of human evolution and how its next steps would manifest both within the body and within the context of our geopolitical climate. The provocations run deeper than “gross out”, particularly in the angling of bodily autonomy, bureaucrats and privatized companies insurrection of human evolution — it was difficult to not be reminded of the absolutely fucking grim status of women’s bodily rights in the U.S. at the current moment.…

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