ariel lebeau

ariel lebeau Pro

something that starts soon and looks good

Favorite films

  • Harold and Maude
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Phantom Thread
  • 20th Century Women

Recent activity

  • The Abyss

  • Poor Things

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  • Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Pinned reviews

  • May December

    May December


    yeah i just don’t see anything topping this for me this year

  • Evil Does Not Exist

    Evil Does Not Exist


    loved it even more the second time. 

    a study of man’s relationship to the nature around him and inside him; the serenity and violence innate to both; a responsibility to honor the balance. (love the way the editing/sound play into that contrast as well: long, lush sections of eiko ishibashi score, abruptly cut to silence)

    i’m reminded again of the buddhist adage “before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. after enlightenment: chop wood, carry water.” there are multiple interpretations. one way…

Recent reviews

  • The Abyss

    The Abyss

    i say this with respect: james cameron is the most psychotic person on earth

  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    barbie for perverts. of course i loved it.

    bella baxter is a protagonist i fiercely relate to: stylish, horny, impatient, bad with social cues, enrages men by simply existing…all i need are some 32” bundles and to throw stuff in peoples faces wayyyyyy more (resolutions for 2024!)

    a lavish little treat, brimming with warmth and humanism yorgos has scarcely revealed before. feels like eating a perfect pain au chocolat. love the way the score lilts and curls around itself, like the sound of a question being asked

Popular reviews

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    Anatomy of a Fall

    they are simply going to have to create an oscar for dogs

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    sat fully upright and didn’t move for the entire runtime. marty is the master for a reason: no one else can do what he does. the way this film is in conversation with his other work — about the ideological project of america, about love, about evil, about complicity — is staggering. lily gladstone is fucking spellbinding. i wept so much for mollie. she and her family are the soul of this thing; as the film moved further away from…