stephen

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highbrow yet total garbage

Favorite films

  • Raw
  • L'Avventura
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • The Double Life of Véronique

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  • Perfect Days

    ★★★★★

  • Blue Velvet

    ★★★★½

  • Brick

    ★★★★

  • Decision to Leave

    ★★★★½

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    there's no other film that captures with such brutal perfection what it is to be alive at this point in history. the complete and utter hopelessness of certain yet preventable doom; the spiritual and moral despair over what can be done; and the necessity of reaching outward despite that.

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★½

    "do you realize what you're destroying?"
    "yes, of course."

    made my heart feel full! also made me want to smoke cigarettes. renata reinsve and anders danielsen lie both give stunning, vulnerable performances. it's moving, but it's also irreverant and sharp. watching this made me feel how reading sally rooney does.

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  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    ★★★★★

    a movie i am very grateful to have seen. kōji yakusho is magnificent. this made me think about jeanne dielman a lot - both in its examination of repetition and solitude, and in yakusho's ability to say so much with hardly any words. but in perfect days, hirayama chose his life, and lives it with intention, while jeanne has it forced upon her. a very hopeful film, if not quite a happy one.

  • Brick

    Brick

    ★★★★

    a twisty, hard to follow noir that mostly makes sense by the end. teenagers doing their best raymond chandler impressions. the fact that johnson plays this so straight is exactly what makes it so fun.

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  • Rashomon

    Rashomon

    ★★★★★

    i love stories about telling stories. and rashomon is a story about a guy telling a story about 3 other people telling stories. mifune's performance is deranged, but shimura's more understated role really impressed me. kurosawa is really good at making sweat seem oppressive.

  • House of 1000 Corpses

    House of 1000 Corpses

    ½

    rob zombie watched the texas chainsaw massacre and said "i want to make a much, much worse version of this movie, with less to say and much more vile" and he succeeded