miranda sarah einy

portrait of a lady who wants to be on fire

Favorite films

  • Carol
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • Kissing Jessica Stein

    ★★½

  • Crush

    ★★½

  • Benedetta

    ★★★½

  • The Northman

    ★★★★

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  • A Serious Man

    A Serious Man

    ★★★★½

    “why does He make us feel the questions if He’s not going to give us any answers?”
    “He hasn’t told me”

    this brings me back to the time i had to read night by elie wiesel in school, and wiesel questioned why jews were still praying to God in concentration camps when God had abandoned them in the holocaust. the question was simply if there were a God, why make His people suffer? it complicated everything for me. i asked…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    “i haven’t even seen her smile”
    “have you tried to be funny?”

    “i’ll remember the first time you laughed”
    "you took your time being funny”

    whenever the last shot cuts to black, i need a few minutes to catch my breath again, to stop my eyes from swelling, and to be present in this world, always finding it hard to leave theirs. this time, for the first time, i didn't experience the theatre lights flicker on, i couldn't turn to…

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    if this film becomes a blur like the way years blend into one, i hold comfort in knowing that the "frozen in time" scene will remain vivid, distinct and close to me. how deeply beautiful and haunting it would be to see the other side of possibilities simply by the flip of a switch. what would i make of a world that melts around us? when time thaws out and has to move on, what would the world then make…

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★½

    i will be a scientology apologist so long as the master and elisabeth moss exist

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  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★★★★½

    i can’t stop thinking about the interview segment when tonya tears up and talks about landing the triple axel / being the best skater in the world for a time and says “sorry, no one asks me about that anymore”

  • Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    ★★★★½

    what haunts and rouses me most about yorgos films is his absurdist and unnerving world rules and framework that never needs explanation nor validation; we're thrown into it with a “it just is” and we ride the film out at its mercy. what possesses me even further is that his films don’t feel like a nightmarish fever dream — it all feels grounded in reality, its tangible surrealism, as if these characters truly inhabit disturbing corners of our world, as…