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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    Arriving veery fashionably late to this party BUT. This is way more brilliant than I thought it'd be. According to Denis this is her most heart-warming film and it's apparently, at its core, about love. That changed much of how I looked at this thing. She takes something like love, something that, to me, is codependent with time (for reasons that would require a separate essay) and places this "love" story in a setting like space where one could argue…

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    Sometimes the exact movie you needed at that exact moment naturally comes along and there's really no better feeling in the world. Don't know where Inside Llewyn Davis has been all my life, but I'm glad it showed up now.

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  • Dead Man

    Dead Man

    ★★★★½

    There’s a certain haziness to the films of Jim Jarmusch that I’ve come to expect from my limited experience with his work. That haziness is usually broken up with a sense of wit that grounds the film out of necessity for the narrative.

    But in Dead Man, a film widely regarded as his masterpiece, that haziness is never interrupted, if anything it subtly progresses into a state of tedium. It explores Western culture through a perspective somewhere between life and death, a perspective indescribable but clearly understood by Jarmusch.

  • The Birdcage

    The Birdcage

    ★★★★½

    “HOW BOUT THOSE DOLPHINS?”


    I am very obsessed with everything about this. Fully aware this is a remake but I think Elaine May is the only person that knows how to get the most out of a character. Definitely broke the record for most times I’ve gasped while watching anything.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Our expectations were high but HOLY FUCK

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    You ever find yourself staring at a bonfire? Just zoning out and watching the flame change every second, feeling the heat, the energy, the anger, the tension, you get what I’m saying. It’s a beautifully hypnotic thing, and that’s exactly what Portrait of a Lady on Fire is. The only difference being that this brought me to tears in ways a bonfire never could.