• Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Clifford the Big Red Dog

    so many jokes about things/people being shoved up clifford’s big red ass, generally don’t approve. shoulda been called clifford the big red ass, that way i would have been properly warned

    forced me to evaluate my complicated, ever-evolving “can you separate the art vs. the artist” relationship with horatio sanz

  • Ghost Dad

    Ghost Dad

    rip sidney poitier

  • Slipstream

    Slipstream

    ★★★½

    am being deadass serious: late-period lynch/scott,(tony)/ferrara/godard vibes. hopkins 2 much of a visionary for h-wood 2 handle, lot more of a fever-dream than an actual flick !

  • The Mind's Eye

    The Mind's Eye

    ★★★

    a complete relic of its time; and yet, strangely endearing

  • DONDA Documentary

    DONDA Documentary

    just an ever slight reminder that most of my "professional" writing these days focuses on newer album releases, all of which can be read here. i generally feel weird attempting to shoehorn these pieces onto a website like letterboxd, but this really is my only online "platform" at the moment, so might as well try.

    here's some thoughts on kanye west's donda (deluxe), my favorite release of 2k21:

    “Man, tell them haters open up the jail (Open up the jail)…

  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    so cringe it’s brechtian

    watched with my father, who at one point mentioned that he’s “pretty sure” he stood next to ryan reynolds at a urinal once and saw his penis

  • Kanye With Special Guest Drake Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert

    Kanye With Special Guest Drake Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert

    ★★★★½

    for inro’s top 25 flicks of da year: 

    ““Say like The Black Album was like The Black Movie. So the soundtracks are like scores to scenes that’s going on in the movie. This record ain’t a record. It’s a movie.” This audacious sentiment, expressed by a young Kanye West to his label boss/mentor Jay-Z in 2001, is the most direct the Chicago visionary has ever come to comparing his musical output to the likes of cinema, an art form he…

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ½

    exclusively 4 people who write hillary clinton fan fiction

  • Being the Ricardos

    Being the Ricardos

    sorkin def seems like the type of guy who claims he has no problem voting for bernie if push comes to shove, but really wants you to know about his many “concerns” with him (liz warren, obvi first choice; mayor pete, a close second)

  • Gangs of New York

    Gangs of New York

    one of marty’s stinkiest

  • Undertow

    Undertow

    ★★★★

    "Equally as impressive was the anchor for the night, Undertow (2019), which plays with spatial and geometric dimensionality as it applies to movement in a visually clever manner, one similar to a great many of Gehr’s works which reveal their true nature at about the halfway point of an attentive viewing. Here, we have another “static” image of sorts: a digital camera has been placed on the back of a vehicle, one which traverses through an undisclosed rural terrain, right…

  • Cityscape

    Cityscape

    ★★★★

    third time through, first on the big screen; next, IMAX ! (hopefully… one day… some day…)