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  • Distant Voices, Still Lives

    Distant Voices, Still Lives


    I was at a cider mill, with a small mix of mostly family, some friends, and my partner, when a friend texted me the news of Terence Davies passing. Tried to keep it together, but was letting on a bit that I was genuinely upset by this news. Celebrity passing's don’t usually phase me, but this definitely feels different; entirely too close to home, basically feeling like family (as ludicrous as it can ever sound). And then, I shit you…

Recent reviews

  • May December

    May December


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

    Extremely disappointed. When I finally heard what this was actually about, my excitement had been buzzing all weekend. Think if it's end point is that Portman's only grasping at the surface level (as is anyone outside of a situation (no duh)), then, in reality, you're only making a surface level film. I didn't find it to be "shocking" or a "revelation" that Gracie is revealed to be more in control of her life than she lets on... cause no fucking…

  • Poison



    If I grade the whole Dahl Collection (Dahl House is my fave proposed title) as one film, it'd get a 4/5. All it needs is a finer end note from Ralph as Dahl at the end of Poison and it would just be a vignette feature film. I mean, he's done it with French Dispatch, so... it just feels like it's apart of his work, pretty organically and therefore am including it as a feature in my Wes ranking and…

Popular reviews

  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66


    This shouldn't work. It should be deplorable, convoluted, annoying, and pretentious. It should make me feel sick, I should hate this, I should never want to look at Vincent Gallo, and I should wash this away from my life. But I just can't. It just works. It's magical really. Brilliant performances all around, wild stylistic choices, and a moving tale of a horrible protagonist (that you somehow feel bad for (sometimes)) slowly learning to accept, take responsibility, and love. What…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water


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

    2022 EDIT: have had this feeling towards this review (and others of its type I’ve written) for years at this point, and never thought to do this until now. While I do still vehemently hate this movie, I would never write a review like this, ever. This much time expunging negative energy towards anything can’t really be productive. But a crucial component of my whole idea towards my journey as an artist is to never shy away from the past…