• World on a Wire

    World on a Wire

    ★★★★½

    "I am. I am."

    The ever expanding and infinite universe can make one's own circumstance infinitely claustrophobic, especially when the solidity of our own world is questioned or the absence of God laid bare. Staged and framed so beautifully in the way only Fassbinder's films are. RWF would have loved Serial Experiments Lain.

  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    ★★★★½

    Being a little angel in 2022 isn't easy but someone has to do it. Vox Lux truthers let me feel your presence with me tonight!

  • Leptirica

    Leptirica

    ★★★

    Slow and silly but it has some beautiful Valerie and Her Week of Wondersesque visuals which is mostly what I watched for and it has a really effective climax, just wish it didn't feel so long considering how the runtime is hardly an hour.

  • A Touch of Class

    A Touch of Class

    ★★★

    Glenda Jackson is horny, drinks sangria, cries at Brief Encounter...me representation.

  • Hopscotch

    Hopscotch

    ★★★

    Glenda Jackson and Sam Waterston are both so hot in this it's a shame they didn't make out passionately for my filmic enjoyment.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Not my mom asking "did they really have those?" when he found the gay porn

  • Noisy Requiem

    Noisy Requiem

    ★★★★½

    "Writhe and struggle...flounder around...strain yourself."

    Agony and ecstasy exacerbated to no end, for good or for bad. A painful reminder of the total destructive power of self harm. I am compelled to want this beyond my own will, but what am I to do with it if it leaves me with nothing but a slowly rotting shameful carcass left to rot in a puddle of my own decaying lust? Nihilism turned up to 1000, then smoked out. By no means…

  • Patriotism

    Patriotism

    ★★★★½

    I'm almost at a loss for words as to how beautiful this is both visually and on a higher level. The way each shot is framed just makes you wanna do the italian chef's kiss. But once the passion and blood and flesh come out it's a whole other game. Truly a staggering piece of philosophical performance art film.

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★½

    I'll forget you. I'm forgetting you already! Look how I'm forgetting you! Look at me!

  • Ritual in Transfigured Time

    Ritual in Transfigured Time

    Watched while listening to This Mortal Coil. I love how Maya crafts her films like invocations, similarly to how Anger later would. This is the kind of art that really speaks to and talks with my spirit, lovely in a dark, tense but beautiful way.

  • Workout

    Workout

    She put my ass to work🥵❤️‍🔥

  • Pleasure Beach

    Pleasure Beach

    ★★★★

    "Maybe you could help me figure it out, the future."

    Arthur J. Bressan Jr. was seriously one of the most gifted people to ever pick up a camera and do with it what's meant to be done, my god.