• Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    “Does anybody have any questions?”

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead

    Marty’s Sorcerer.

  • Jackass 3D

    Jackass 3D

    “Just pissin’ in the wind!”

  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    Hansen-Løve paints portraits of people with such vivid colors. Like with her other film I’ve seen, you feel every breeze, smell every flower, and hear every crash of every wave: she is truly doing it like no one else is right now.

    It was pleasantly surprising to discover that this was rarely about Bergman at all but rather about a woman being stranded on this monumental artist’s homestead as a way to become inspired to re-examine her loves and the…

  • Ocean's Twelve

    Ocean's Twelve

    Soderbergh saw the massive success of his classic heist film and was like “That’s cool. Now I’m gonna make a niche Altman movie in Europe with sensibilities of the Nouvelle Vagueand it fucking works. Just completely immaculate vibes all around, didn’t strike me as quite the masterpiece so many others see it as but I can’t admit to misunderstanding that stance. An enthralling, visually insane (Freeze frames! Goofy transitions! Black and white sequence!) hangout movie that’s just so out there…

  • Le Notti Bianche

    Le Notti Bianche


    “One day you’ll wake up and find that it’s a lovely day.”

    I think this is the best movie I’ve seen in my whole life.

  • The Master

    The Master


    “Fuck. Fuck. Fuck away.”

    One of the best films ever made about disillusionment, male trauma, deference, water, and like fifty other things because it’s just that good. I’ve said this before but I’d like to write an essay on this film one day when I’m smarter and more well read because no matter how much deep passion and admiration I have for this one, I can’t admit to even begin to fully grasp everything it says and represents, it’s a…

  • Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven

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

    Oh, the things we do for love.

  • The Passenger

    The Passenger

    “I never knew him.”

    I would like to thank Antonioni for exclusively making movies that make me feel like I’m dead.

  • Apur Sansar

    Apur Sansar


    “He wants to live.”

    There's a scene about halfway through this where Apu wakes to find his new wife working on a fire and he gives her a warm smile before opening his cigarette carton. In it, he finds a handwritten note from her that says he promised not to smoke one until after he has a meal. He looks up and smiles at her and she smiles back. When this happened I was gone: I cried slowly for reasons…

  • Smoking Causes Coughing

    Smoking Causes Coughing

    Tough to discern what this is trying to say exactly ‘cause it just feels like a loose collection of leftover ideas and random concepts that never really go anywhere but there’s a lot of fun to be had with this. The humor is wonderfully blunt, the costume/production design embraces its low budget, and the performances are a lot better than one would expect. Liked the sexy rat.

  • Things to Come

    Things to Come

    Just so lovely and warm and sad: it’s a beautiful movie. I desperately need to watch more of Hansen-Løve’s films because she’s an embarrassing blind spot of mine (especially considering my devotion to French cinema and especially this type of French cinema) and this thing has texture and a real humanity to it. 

    Particularly loved how undramatic it is, even at its saddest moments, and how so many shots begin focused on random Parisian passersby, causing you to wonder if they’re a newly…