vague musings presented as arguments. i like weird stuff.
In the months since I first watched it I wasn't aware how much this influenced me, even though I didn't like it. I see it now. I understand it now.
I have a habit of recontextualizing my life in my stories. Before I knew Olivia was me, she was the girl on the screen in my head. Though now I know she is me, she hasn't left that screen, that theater of the mind where my art is born before…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This reviewcontains spoilers for Twin Peaks (1990-1991), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), and Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
TW// Discussion of rape, incest, and sex trafficking.
Sometime during my recently completed freshman year of college, as I came home from an unusually miserable late-night work shift, David Bowie's Five Years came on shuffle. It's not a work I fully understand, the bizarre lyrical story of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, the…
The nature of wealth and power is the ability to cause harm, so the rich invented nicety to protect themselves from each-other. When nicety frays, the poor will suffer first, the rich will suffer next, the perpetrator will suffer last. This is the struggle of a rich man against not his wealth but the expectations of it -- the veneer of "high class" as peaceful and chaste. His break from it, however, is not to become a poor man; it…
I have never seen The Whale and never intend to, but I had a dream that I watched this, which is almost as good and there's no rule saying I'm not allowed to use Letterboxd as a dream journal.
Here are my favorite parts of my dr- er, the movie:
1) Brendan Fraser meets Hong Chau's character waiting at a crosswalk. She is on her way to deliver a copy of Oldboy (2003) on DVD to her father, which she…
I didn't expect it to have any feminist meaning better than basic corporate-friendly bullet points, but I'm still aghast at how obnoxious it is about it. And it doesn't function as a story beyond that, all of its conflict relies on this TV-commercial ass grating as hell dialogue about feminism: a cacophony of buzzwords without insight, arrogance and unsubtly while making no point, meant to anger conservatives with flamboyance while having no actual worldview. Its view of gender…