• Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels


    On May 30, 1995, I finally fell in love for the first time. It was raining that night. When I looked at her, I suddenly felt like I was a store. And she was me. Without any warning, she suddenly enters the store. I don't know how long she'll stay. The longer the better, of course.

    Can't believe I did not love this the first time around. Melancholic, sexy, funny, violent, chaotic, claustrophobic, disorientating. Fallen Angels is amazing: as lonely…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire


    He chooses the memory of her. That's why he turns. He doesn't make the lover's choice, but the poet's.

    Call Me By Your Name asks a question: is it best to speak or to die? Is it best to profess your love to someone and embrace those feelings, knowing full well that the relationship cannot last, or is it best to keep everything tucked inside, regret eating away at you?

    Just like with Guadagnino's film, so too does Sciamma's masterful…

  • Let the Sunshine In

    Let the Sunshine In

    Back in 2018, Let the Sunshine In was my first film by Claire Denis and I really did not like it. Revisiting it today, almost 5 years later having loved most of the French filmmaker's work, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Denis captures the feeling of going from relationship to relationship, hoping that each new partner can be "the one" (as silly as it sounds), in an utterly convincing and genuine way. The contradictions of Binoche's character make her beautifully human…

  • Renfield


    I did not have particularly high expectations for Renfield, but I was still disappointed by it. There is something here about using vampirism as a metaphor for toxic relationships, Nic Cage is expectedly excellent as Count Dracula, the gore was refreshingly extreme (if excessively digital), and I always dig Ben Schwartz in anything he is in.

    Everything else though? Just bland. I am increasingly tired of humor that has characters pointing out the obvious ("I did not expect THAT to…

  • The Green Ray

    The Green Ray

    Do you know what Jules Verne said? He said when you see the green ray, you can read your own feelings and those of others.

    The Green Ray is my first Éric Rohmer, and it is also one of the most fulgurating first-time watches this year! I knew very little going in of both the story and the director's style, but there was just something about it that made it seem like the right day to watch it. Sometimes you…

  • A Florida Melancholy

    A Florida Melancholy

    3 years ago, we lost Eli Hayes, one of the kindest people I have ever met online, a great filmmaker, and a big source of inspiration. Not a week has gone by since when I haven't thought about him, how he supported me, and how his words were always of love and acceptance and openness.

    I had been meaning to watch A Florida Melacholy before his passing but put it off for one reason or another. Then, it became physically…

  • Daisies


    This film is dedicated to those who get upset only over a stomped-upon bed of lettuce.

    Cinema as the ultimate act of rebellion. 76 minutes of two girls having the time of their life, breaking taboos and simply having fun, reminding viewers that we should worry less about these trivial things and more about actually dangerous and insidious forces that govern our lives. A masterpiece, so happy I managed to watch this on the big screen!

  • The Crime Is Mine

    The Crime Is Mine

    Utilizing the film grammar of 1930s screwball comedies, Ozon crafts a charming and fun comedy all about female empowerment. It is refreshing to see a film that does not take itself too seriously both in style and substance, touching on many contemporary themes without bogging everything down into a banal slog. A good pick to celebrate Mother's Day at the movies!

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    All was going well for her... for them. Suzanne also loved seeing that Apple was finally happy and true to herself after struggling so hard with herself and others. Their friendship flowed easily. True, they were different. One sang, the other didn't. But they were alike too. They'd fought to gain the happiness of being a woman.

    Such a masterful, wholesome, and still wholly important film. Varda weaves together reproduction rights, womanhood, female friendship, love, artistic expression, and motherhood into a delightful and unforgettable cocktail of goodness and optimism. One Sings, the Other Doesn't is one of her finest films, so glad I revisited it!

  • One-Tenth of a Millimeter Apart

    One-Tenth of a Millimeter Apart

    Wong Kar-wai is an absolute genius: imagine having so many movies start in a completely different way than what they ultimately evolved into. In One-Tenth of a Millimeter Apart you see the first shots of many of Jet Tone Films' classics, as well as deleted scenes that were never released before. Everything is edited to near perfection, replicating the Hong Kong director's style and crafting a unique journey through part of his filmography. A touching tribute to 30 years of movie-making and all of the people that worked on making dreams come true.

  • Notes on an American Film Director at Work

    Notes on an American Film Director at Work

    Notes on an American Film Director at Work is arguably the best way to understand how a real film set works: how awkward and staged everything truly is, the number of crew members involved, and the importance of a skilled director at the helm. Having the great Jonas Mekas follow Martin Scorsese during the making of The Departed is an absolute treat, and a must-watch for both fans of the two filmmakers and fans of the 2006 Best Picture winner!

    Le Cinéma Club keeps on releasing great film after great film every single week, they are amazing!

  • Trouble in Paradise

    Trouble in Paradise

    Watching a film on a big screen, with a large audience, truly can make all the difference. Trouble in Paradise at the cinema was a real treat: such a witty, charming, sensual, clever crime romance from master Lubitsch. An incredibly fun experience, hopefully more classics like this will be shown in my area in the future.