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  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    ★★★★★

    i watched the film one day when an ex-partner was at work / i knew i didn’t want to be in that relationship anymore but that was a time where i didn’t even understand what honesty with myself looked like anymore / i watched this film and was stunned for its entire three hours and cried for four hours after / my own truth crystallised in the shape of wedding ceremonies and family reunions and funerals and i knew that…

  • A Separation

    A Separation

    ★★★★½

    the beauty of this film is its exploration of interpersonal nuance. everybody is dishonest at some point, and as the viewer you intently witness all the cracks in the story. these cracks however, are not simply untruths; as these ruptures are all deeply embedded with the urgency to protect what is beloved. lies are told to preserve family, to maintain togetherness, to secure safety. there are so many separations in this film that are not just shown in the divorce, but…

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    ok so listen, a few things. you know that feeling when you’re young and queer and you’re discovering what desire is, and you pursue / dwell on said desire and feel like there is something wrong / scary / exciting rattling in your bones? this film captured that bliss and fear with such illumination because it paid attention to the nuances of these feelings. you can truly tell that a queer person made this film and not a man with…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    literally perfect . bong joon ho is the radical communist king of our dreams and he has something to say under the slippery wet noses of the whites