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  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    anthology films can be mixed bags, but Hamaguchi keeps all three storylines engaging here. the third one ascends the highest, reaching into the most uniquely poignant climes, something like the back half of Chungking Express, the deep significance of mundane interactions

  • FILTHY

    FILTHY

    "You're not some bleeding heart, you're a bully!"

    A vile vision on videocasette and a beautifully wide open pericardial cavity when the film starts to roll. Analog media is dead; long live analog media. Always glad to see true renegades at work - excited to see what these directors do next!

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  • My Tinder with Andre

    My Tinder with Andre

    after an ~extended~ editing period that involved two or three broken monitors and one complete drive failure, this movie, my second feature that I usually refer to as "the Tinder movie" for short, is finally complete. thanks of course to everyone involved, but particularly eleventh hour shouts out to sound mixer extraordinaire Charlie Moody. on to the festivals

    and I know I'm often my harshest critic, and I've lived in this movie ever since I started writing it four (five?…

  • Léa & I

    Léa & I

    ★★★★★

    this is a beautiful film, particularly in the back half, when the filmmaking grows more abstract to capture the ayahuasca retreat.

    Camille was one of the first few people I met my freshman year of college, and I knew from then what an articulate and intelligent talent she was. Léa I met through mutual friends a few years later and I had no idea, then, about the cystic fibrosis.

    And of course, I have to shout out Carter for his…