Ella Keymer

Ella Keymer

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film/cultural studies student at gabe day-lewis's alma mater.

Favorite films

  • Rushmore
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • Strange Days
  • The Florida Project

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  • Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

    ★★★½

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

  • True Stories

    ★★★★★

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★½

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  • Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

    Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

    ★★★½

    Watching this with my mom (who went to Woodstock ‘94 as one of John Scher’s assistants) made this documentary way more interesting than it had any right to be. a couple of moments of provoking criticism and analysis from the talking heads instilled an overall feeling of dread given the tragedy of Astroworld and similar undertones of male rage pulsating through these festivals.
    Lollapalooza was my first big festival ever last year and by comparison midwestern frat boys slinging expletives…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

    Williamsburg Cinema before my friends’ murder mystery party—coming off of a 12 hour night shift and an hour of driving around for parking. Seemed like fate that I found a spot just across from the theater. I’m a sucker for Wes Anderson, what can I say. And had to support Jeff Wright, who came to several of my Chuck E. Cheese parties when I was a kid—he bodied it. Made me sad that I didn’t get to study abroad for some reason. 

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  • Rebel Without a Cause

    Rebel Without a Cause

    ★★★★½

    Watched in theatre as part of the TCM series, and to describe James Dean as iconic would be an understatement. 

    As someone who has never seen the film before, I feel as though I have seen the children and echos of Rebel Without a Cause. The film’s borderline-obsessive fixation with the identity of the youth is it’s strength and weakness—for teenagers without a voice, overdramatization is a means for survival. Punches of passionate reds throughout the film punctuate the aggression and…