• Happy Together

    Happy Together

    ★★★★

    so far my favorite kar-wai. equal parts brutal and tender — the type of movie to shatter your heart but then piece it back together over and over and over again until it all feels the same. essential sensual cinema

  • Güeros

    Güeros

    ★★★★★

    my favorite pastime is force-feeding this to my friends and watching their reactions to the feather scene... or seeing which one(s) of them make(s) a leftist-twitter-commune joke at the national university scene

    i know what i crowned my favorite movie at the end of last academic year... but after this watch i think im convinced that this might be the best the 2010s ever gave us

  • Bullet Ballet

    Bullet Ballet

    ★★★

    in a shocking twist of fate, shinya tsukamoto casts himself as the character that constantly gets the shit kicked out of him. 

    he also proves once again why he’s one of the world’s most important and inspiring voices in shoestring budget filmmaking

  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

    ★★★★

    i think the most underrated motif in tarkovsky movies is a random dog following around the protagonists. more movies should really consider having a big fluffy german shepard just vibing through scenes

  • Eureka

    Eureka

    ★★★★½

    you deserve to heal

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    ★★★★½

    so i was supposed to find out this is park’s best on my own, huh? no one was gonna tell me?

  • Poetry

    Poetry

    ★★★½

    grandma got the drip

  • Bound

    Bound

    ★★★½

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

    put the fucking gun down or die is the single best line delivery ive ever heard

    but also this movie fucks?? like... even more than the matrix?? criminal how little attention it recieves

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    what the dog doin

  • Step Brothers

    Step Brothers

    ★★

    great double feature with fight club

  • In the Heights

    In the Heights

    ★★★

    NYU kids seeing this and taking the A up to 168th St

    👁👄👁 when do the locals start singing

  • Kotoko

    Kotoko

    ★★★★

    been a heavy moment since ive seen something this unabashedly itself. i honestly dont think ive ever come across something quite this combination of anxiety, violence, style and... heart? it’s absolutely not for everyone — despite my rating, there were times where I really didnt think this was for me — but if you can get over the very handheld camera and intense scenes of violence and self harm, this might be something you find super special. at least i certainly did.