• I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

    Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can't fake a thought.


    Oh how I've missed you, Kaufman.

  • Army of Darkness
  • Evil Dead II
  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★★★

    It’s always fun to watch debut films of established directors since you get to see where they started and how their style developed overtime of making films. Usually, it’s not fully fleshed out yet until the second or third film; though in Sam Raimi’s case, it seems he’s already cemented his style and quirky voice with his directorial debut, The Evil Dead. From genre blending, rapid editing, to utilizing the camera like a ringmaster in Cirque du Soleil. The screen…

  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★★★★

    We don't want to conquer space at all. We want to expand Earth endlessly. We don't want other worlds; we want a mirror. We seek contact and will never achieve it. We are in the foolish position of a man striving for a goal he fears and doesn't want.

  • Transit

    Transit

    ★★★★

    A man had died.

    He was to register in hell.

    He waited in front of a large door.

    He waited a day, two.

    He waited weeks. Months.

    Then years.

    Finally a man walked past him.
    The man waiting addressed him:

    "Perhaps you can help me.
    I'm supposed to register in hell."

    The other man
    looks him up and down

    and says:

    "But sir, this here is hell."

  • Babyteeth

    Babyteeth

    ★★★★½

    "Babyteeth is ostensibly about a dying teenage girl who falls in love for the first time, but what it's about is different from what it actually is. What it is is a story about four people dealing with the unexpected in their lives, be it cancer, loss, love. The characters sometimes face the unexpected with grace, and sometimes with the opposite of grace. They act out, throw tantrums, push each other away. They fumble, make mistakes, apologize badly, self-medicate (or…

  • Branded to Kill

    Branded to Kill

    ★★★★★

    "Here we are looking at a whole new aesthetic, where plot and narrative devices take a back seat to mood, music, and the sensuality of visual images. Character development is often distilled into moments. There is a quality of timelessness—The Floating World translated to the scope screen.

    Of all the B studio directors, the one who perhaps most deservedly has earned the title auteur is Seijun Suzuki. Of the forty-two films Suzuki made for Nikkatsu, the final fourteen films he…

  • House of Hummingbird

    House of Hummingbird

    ★★★★½

    Full of people whose faces we know, but how many of those do we really understand?

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★★★½

    We are like the spider. We weave our life and then move along in it. We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream. This is true for the entire universe.

  • Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime

    Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime

    ★★★★½

    She loved the sea but got sad on the Riviera.
    She loves the sun. She hates the sunlight.


    You can’t live with her or without her.

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    At night I'm driving in your car
    Pretending that we'll leave this town
    We're watching all the street lights fade
    And now you're just a stranger's dream
    I took your picture from the frame
    And now you're nothing like you seem
    Your shadow fell like last night's rain



    What year is this?