Lily Bolton

Lily Bolton


film studies/film animation

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  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky


    really gross! and relentlessly committed to being so. kinda wish more live action movies would go this hard with manga/anime physics

  • Manhunter



    i watched miami vice recently for the first time and now this and their plots are so dense/high stress but just want to chill and look at the ocean and be romantic. too vibey to be this dense and not miss a ton! i need to rewatch

Popular reviews

  • His Motorbike, Her Island

    His Motorbike, Her Island


    i wrote about my favorite obayashi for Short Ends:

    The wind immortalizes their story of young love, but mortality remains present. Loss is transmuted into something more optimistic, idealized through memory — expressing the great fortune of encountering something so precious, and how losing someone can feel like losing a part of yourself. This is at the heart of the sentimentality of the film, but the self is also augmented in this process, and transformation continues as we move forward and carry our experience with us.

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    Goodbye, Dragon Inn


    movie theater as liminal space

    was going to sleep a few hours ago instead of staying up to watch something but stayed up anyway doing various nothings until the sound of rain at 2 am made me decide to watch something after all and this was the perfect choice. i miss going to the movies so much and feel incredibly fortunate to have seen hu in theaters. an essential watch for anyone who is mourning the experience of moviegoing. i'm a wreck