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  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Smiley Face
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    ★★★★

  • Hell House LLC

    ★★

  • Beetlejuice

    ★★★★½

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

    while iain reid's novel extracts horror from blood and dread, charlie kaufman's interpretation extracts it from existentialism, from the unavoidability of aging, from the unease of being perceived, from the eeriness permeating the claustrophobic atmosphere. they both tell the same story in completely different ways, which is exactly what a book-to-film adaptation should aim to do.

    in the book, there's a fascinating passage about how humans need allegory and metaphor in order to more comprehensively understand the world around us.…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?

    the clandestine stealing of forbidden glances. the thankless task of trying to tamp a lover’s image into the folds of your brain. the dread of said image’s inevitable fading. the smoldering slow-burn of impossible yearning, and the explosive fireworks when it’s finally reciprocated. the sizzling sound of a final farewell.

    director céline sciamma packs each frame with tangible emotion, and she does it all without a manipulative score. we know exactly what to…

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  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    ★★★★

    a must-see for any and all Bergman Babes! rich interrogation of his life’s work translated into a naturalistic romantic drama. oftentimes, the more i read/learn about a [usually male] artist i admire, the less enamored i am by them. thorny, devious, sometimes cruel; interesting as characters, as ideals, as archetypes, but unpleasant to think of them as real people who inflicted real pain instead of immaculate gods. 

    it’s refreshing to see a nuanced and empathetic filmmaker like mia hansen-løve explore this layered idea,…

  • Hotel Artemis

    Hotel Artemis

    ★★½

    video game cut-scene movie. if this were a video game (it should be) i would like to play as sofia boutella, though would be tempted to be jenny slate, charlie day, or perhaps even father john misty. this cast is wacky!

    anyway, i’m almost done with my first ever play-through of the Mass Effect series if anyone wants to say anything about that?

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    first watch: fight club is the best movie ever made
    second watch: fight club is a deep commentary on the dangers of consumerism
    third watch: fight club is a disgusting cesspool of toxic masculinity and it’s not as deep as its fanboys think it is
    fourth watch: fight club is a critique of toxic masculinity and it’s deeper than its fanboys think it is
    fifth watch: fight club is the best satirical gay romcom ever made

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    these two bisexuals that look like they just stumbled out of their first vampire weekend concert really had the nerve to make me lay on my floor & cry while listening to sufjan stevens huh