Lucca Rodriguez

Lucca Rodriguez

Age 18. Trying not to take things too seriously.

(Favorites in profile are a selection of films I love)

Favorite films

  • Song of Avignon
  • Polytechnique
  • Possession
  • The Secret Garden

Recent reviews

  • My Dinner with Andre

    My Dinner with Andre

    When does honesty become pretention? How deeply can we press into the human experience without arriving at meaningless, esoteric rambling? These questions can be paralyzing, creating a fear of alienation that prevents meaningful discussion. My Dinner with Andre chooses to push these fears aside. This is art at its most liberated, free of any inhibitions. Here is a movie that simply is.

    A familiar premise, two friends chatting over dinner, is used to explore the most elusive, unanswerable aspects of…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    This movie is not a perfect movie. Yet it exists, and so it becomes a sort of victory. A victory over fear, doubt, and a million other obstacles. But foremost, it is a victory over time.

    Time is at the center of this movie’s thematic focus. Kaufman recognizes it as an extant and unknowable force, choosing to ground the narrative in human experience. We may not fully understand time, but we are undoubtedly affected by it. Time isn’t money, but…

Popular reviews

  • PlayTime


    Absolutely fantastic. What a beautiful, sprawling, egoless creation Jacques Tati has made. Each frame is just overflowing with vivacity and love for life. In many ways it reminds me of the theatre production from Synecdoche, New York, a sprawling portrayal of truthfulness and beauty. PlayTime is able to comment on modern living without a hint of cynicism, criticizing and celebrating in equal measure. Its ambition is boundless and its vision totally singular. Life-affirming and totally unpretentious.