• House

    House

    ★★★★½

    third watch and it never gets old, love the interpretations viewing this as a girl’s struggle to reject womanhood and the expectations of a woman’s domestic role - wondering if its bizarreness could be an attempt at visually representing the hysteria prescribed to women who refused to exist the way they were expected to? aesthetically, it’s certainly as disturbed and chaotic as such a subversive would be described. just thinking!

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★

    left something to be desired (ha)

  • Audition

    Audition

    ★★★★½

    just loving cathartic cinema <3 ... really effective use of sound, loved the genre-mixing and subsequent psychological layers to this that i wasn't expecting. would have liked to have seen a more convincing, more intimate connection develop between the two to really heighten the third act, but a fun + breezy watch overall! go asami!

  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends

    Boyfriends and Girlfriends

    ★★★★½

    i just want to listen to them converse for hours

  • Full Moon in Paris

    Full Moon in Paris

    ★★★★

    full of all the delightful, lingering glances, contemplation and gestures you'd expect from eric romp-around-europe

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    The Young Girls of Rochefort

    ★★★★★

    so grateful that this world exists for me to revisit whenever i need to erase any lingering skepticism from the most recent heartbreaks ! the best medicine <3

  • Brief Encounter

    Brief Encounter

    ★★★★★

    ... the shoulder touch...

  • The Immortal One

    The Immortal One

    ★★★★★

    occupies the liminal space between love and grief, presence and absence, where places are revisited, buildings rebuilt, faces reimagined, words re-whispered in an aching re-enactment of what fell through. a perpetual search for meaning amongst the longing. not entirely real or entirely dreamscape, but is there really a difference between the two where fantasy logic is concerned? both heavenly and hellish, as anyone who has ever loved and lost could concur.

  • Contempt

    Contempt

    ★★★

    i just really wasn't given the godard gene huh

  • Chinese Roulette

    Chinese Roulette

    ★★★★★

    not found anything i've loved recently but chinese roulette caught my attention. the word that best encapsulates this story of infidelity, in which a married couple lie about their plans and both end up at the family's country house with their secret lovers, is evil. tensions increase as the film unfolds, resulting in the titular game being played in the cruelest way possible while the camera glides through their social interactions, catching people at their most vulnerable and mimicking the…

  • The Green Ray

    The Green Ray

    ★★★★½

    i found this to be such a subtle yet heartaching character study, most likely due to the fact that i felt so close to the protagonist, delphine. she yearns for a magical chance encounter and a summer holiday that could never meet her expectations because of her indecisive and anxious nature always acting an obstacle. as such, she continues to say no to experiences and on several occasions, literally runs away from overwhelming situations when it becomes too much. it's…

  • Le Bonheur

    Le Bonheur

    ★★★★★

    a perfectly timed reminder as to why i love this medium so much. with her bright colour design, varda creates a utopian image of complete familial contentment and the nuclear family to strive for and emulate, before its cynicism becomes clear and darker themes emerge - the mocking of male entitlement and the film's privileged gaze, to name but two. ruthlessly, the final shot perfectly mirrors the first in a twisted cyclic way to fully realise the satire hidden beneath each deceptive hue and slowly wilting flower. the essence of french new wave! 5 stars *****