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Favorite films

  • Late Spring
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • La Flor

Recent activity

  • The World of Jacques Demy

  • Fire of Love


  • The Mystic


  • Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Pinned reviews

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    One Sings, the Other Doesn't


  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    The Spirit of the Beehive


    I've been watching The Spirit of the Beehive regularly in order to fall asleep. Not every night, but on nights when I am too tired to read or watch something new but not quite tired enough to close my eyes right away. I've watched the film 3 or 4 times now all the way through, but I don't log it because I haven't really watched the whole thing - I usually fall asleep after twenty minutes or so, either turning…

Recent reviews

  • Fire of Love

    Fire of Love


    There’s so much unattainable in this, from the complicated marriage at the center of it to the ultimate value of the work these insane people did. There are many times in the film where it is unclear what the filmmakers want to believe versus what is actually documented. There are also true and mysterious scenes of natural beauty and horror that propel you through the story. If this is Herzog meets Wes Anderson narrated by Miranda July it’s hard for…

  • The Mystic

    The Mystic


    Tod Browning’s Trouble in Paradise

    btw for the next eight days I am viewing complete on spine numbered Criterion titles!

Popular reviews

  • Swing Time

    Swing Time


    “Oh, Fred’s getting his makeup ready for the next dance routine!


    Oh no.”

  • Full Moon in Paris

    Full Moon in Paris


    I don’t know, sometimes I wonder if I should only be watching Rohmer movies.