TheOryx

My only personality trait is that Ratatouille is objectively the best film of all time.

Favorite films

  • Ratatouille
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • 20th Century Women
  • Carol

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  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

  • The Hurt Locker

    ★★

  • Judgment at Nuremberg

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    Pleasantly surprised by how very gay this is.

  • The Hurt Locker

    The Hurt Locker

    ★★

    The constant tension, although well done throughout, gets very fatiguing towards the end with very little plot to help it through. Same deal with Zero Dark Thirty where I mentally check out about two thirds through and never emotionally checked in to begin with.

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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    I'm not sure what I was thinking when I watched this for the first time and claimed it was just pretty good. It just skyrocketed to an all-time favourite.

    It's crazy that for a dialogue-driven period drama it's the directing that pulls this into something monumentally unique, not the writing. I remember thinking it's biggest flaw before was it's poor pacing, but on this viewing the film is such an atmospheric, submersive experience I don't think I really cared. I…

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

    I don't tend to log non-films on here unless they have become really foundational for me (I think my only others are the series Over the Garden Wall and Hamilton) but I think this deserves a mention. This is the best piece of media I've interacted with in quite a long time.

    A lot to take away about how great Bo is at understanding the difference superficial and meaningful meta levels (somehow saying this feels like I'm missing the point…