🌹 Rose White ⚜️

🌹 Rose White ⚜️


Favorite films

  • Chinatown
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Little Women
  • Nightmare Alley

Recent activity

  • To Sir, with Love


  • Just Cause


  • Waking Ned


  • Nightmare Alley


Pinned reviews

  • Persona



    We bring ourselves to films. When I watch something, I carry it all with me into it: I'm looking for something that, maybe, will be in this film, finally. This is the one where I find that emotion, that look, that narrative gesture, that curl of smoke that says "I know you."

    But it's not like we ever really find it. I think the allure of the screen is that there is always the possibility it will be there, and…

  • The Master

    The Master


    Scavenger Hunt #46 - 4 - something BLUE

    β€œIf you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you’d be the first person in the history of the world.”

    I had to let this one sit for a while. And the more I think about it, the more I want to envision a world without pain. Without sorrow, or war. Without waking up in the morning and…

Recent reviews

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I hate to give a Guillermo Del Toro picture only 3 stars, but this just didn't do it for me. It may be a bad thing that I saw the original film a couple months prior, as it was a film that still hasn't left my mind. I even bought the criterion during the November sale!

    I think this screenplay handled the source material much clumsily than the 1947 film. Granted I haven't read the novel, but there was a…

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci


    This is a two and a half hour long excuse for Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino to call Jared Leto absolutely useless.

    I fucking loved every minute of it.

Popular reviews

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    American Son

    This was honestly the most paint-by-numbers portrait of racism I've seen in a long time. There is nothing subtle about this play, nothing remotely nuanced or thought provoking. It feels like something White People can watch and feel Woke about because they've Felt Things. Like I mean... the monologues Kerry Washington's character gives demonstrates that perfectly. The recurring theme is "you couldn't possibly understand what it feels like" or "you can't have empathy, you don't know." Just telling people about…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    This is a goddamn horror movie.

    I have never been so uncomfortable, so despondant, so on edge in my entire life. There is not a frame of this movie that is enjoyable to watch because there is absolutely no levity whatsoever. I get the message, I really do. I'm a Lynchian, I know that and I've sat through hours of discomfort willingly before. But there has to be some levity. The entire film is nothing but a note of dread…