• Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★½

    wow. speechless. how can a film be this messed up but also beautiful at the same time?

  • Barakamon

    Barakamon

    ★★★★

    i find myself keep coming back to this anime anytime my depression hits hard. and it's not just because it's comforting and so warm like a blanket, but it's also because of how this show invites me to just be in the moment and enjoy the smal, silly things in life.

  • Listen Up Philip

    Listen Up Philip

    ★★★★

    "is there a trash in here?"
    "yes, i'm right here.

  • The Souvenir Part II

    The Souvenir Part II

    ★★★★★

    i loved the first part, but this one really took the cake. filmmaking at its most personal and profound. brimming with honesty and heartaches but also moments of beauty. will be thinking about this for a very very long time.

  • Hearts Beat Loud

    Hearts Beat Loud

    ★★★★

    (tw: suicide, depression, hangover)

    it's 8:25pm here where i am right now. i just finished my sixth film of the day. i decided to not go anywhere today and just holed up in my bedroom all day watching films i thought would cheer me up.

    this has been a very rough weekend. missing my uncle a lot. heard some terrible news from home about my mom. my depression has been hitting hard. everything's foggy and dark and cold and lonely…

  • The Holiday

    The Holiday

    ★★★★

    crazy how this movie invented both air bnb and the cure to my depression...

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★½

    villeneuve's vision is awe-inspiring, but this is just a lifeless adaptation of an epic, deep scifi. yikes. DUNE more like DULL

  • Bad Education

    Bad Education

    ★★★★

    "lordy don't leave me, all by myself"

    the fact that they use moby in a scene that is both pure bliss and heartbreaking is just perfect...

  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    ★★★★½

    this has become a comfort film rather quickly...

  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★★★★½

    the greatest love of all scene is still the GOAT. absurd but also super sad.

  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    ★★★★½

    second time watching this & still in love with every minute of it. lyrical, breezy, often sensual at times. a meta rumination of the trials & tribulations of female creative process & how creative impulses can affect us & our relationships. mia hansen-løve never misses. cinema!

  • Silent Night

    Silent Night

    ★★★★

    TIFF 2021 #27

    ended my first ever TIFF on a high note with SILENT NIGHT, a bonker apocalypse black comedy and a thought-provoking anti-christmas drama. hilarious and hysterical but also hopeless, cruel, & depressing. phenomenal performances from all the cast. super disturbed by the ending. make sure to go into this one blind!