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  • 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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  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    ★★★★½

    friendship informs identity which informs friendship. it's cyclical –– gaining a friend feels like gaining a piece of yourself you didn't know you were missing, and losing a friend feels like losing that piece.

    over the course of 14 years, close friends Suzanne and Pomme feel separated from themselves when separated from each other. i kept being reminded of this quote from Elaine May's Mikey and Nicky:

     "I think that's the reason we're such good friends. Because we remember each…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

    if i walked into a theater in 1982 and they played this shit i would send john carpenter a thank you card with my therapy bills enclosed

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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