Alisa has written 16 reviews for films with no rating.

  • Un Chien Andalou

    Un Chien Andalou

    This feels like standing on top of a very high mountain, where the thin air makes you dizzy, the altitude jumpstarts your adrenaline and the view leaves you in awe.

  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers

    Agnes Varda sits back, listens and lets the subjects and the subject matter speak for itself.
    Powerful, effective and illuminating (although of course unsurprising), this short documentary should be required viewing.

  • Save Ralph

    Save Ralph

    Should be mandatory viewing before any purchase of cosmetic products.

  • Thin Watermelon

    Thin Watermelon

    You know what the Thin Watermelon really is?

    The name I gave to Nathan Fielder’s blank stare.

  • Isle of Flowers

    Isle of Flowers

    Starts off with dry humour, bizarre visuals and a surrealist vibe, then quickly gets to the point. And boy does the realisation hit you like a gut-punch when everything ties together. Pigs, tomatoes, opposing thumbs and developed brains.Β 

    Incredibly unique and something you can’t miss.

  • For the Birds

    For the Birds

    Not gonna lie, I kind of hated this and just found it really annoying. This is Pixar though, so it still has redeeming qualities of course, but very meh.

  • Paperman

    Paperman

    So simple, and so beautiful. The music in this is so perfectly selected and placed to match every movement, every gust of wind, every emotion felt. Completely understand why this won the Oscar for Best Animated Short .

  • Everything Will Be OK

    Everything Will Be OK

    This is just absolute genius. I have never ever seen anything like this. It's terrifying, confusing, insane, beautiful, moving, though provoking and utterly unique all at the same time. I think Don Hertzfeldt has tapped into something on a whole other level, and I desperately need to look at his other work.

  • Hotel Chevalier

    Hotel Chevalier

    I mean, it's a Wes Anderson love letter/commercial for the colour yellow, starring Natalie Portman and Jason Schwartzman, of course it's enjoyable to watch.

    Is it anything more besides that? No, not really.

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    Meshes of the Afternoon

    Confusing yet astounding. Incredible how much you can cover in under 15 minutes.

  • Best Man

    Best Man

    Cute! Even let out a little chuckle at the end. Short and sweet.

  • John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

    John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

    I have absolutely no idea what I just watched.

    But why did this look so good? And the kids’ songs were great, and David Byrne and Jake Gyllenhaal? A bit hit or miss, but this would probably rule if I was high.