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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?

    the clandestine stealing of forbidden glances. the thankless task of trying to tamp a lover’s image into the folds of your brain. the dread of said image’s inevitable fading. the smoldering slow-burn of impossible yearning, and the explosive fireworks when it’s finally reciprocated. the sizzling sound of a final farewell.

    director céline sciamma packs each frame with tangible emotion, and she does it all without a manipulative score. we know exactly what to…

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  • The Island

    The Island

    ★★

    TWO ewan mcgregors?!?! what is this, fargo season 3?!?!?! 😝 haha but seriously folks, fargo season 3 is available to stream on FX on hulu

  • Claire's Knee

    Claire's Knee

    ★★★★½

    the story of an older man lusting after teens is an icky and taboo subject that's almost always mishandled, and, arguably, doesn't need to be told, but rohmer explores it with an unthinkable elegance. his definitive knack for dialogue translates the inexplicable into the explicable, pinning down the intricacies of desire's quicksilver nature: a flame that can be ignited and snuffed in the same heartbeat.

    i was especially struck by laura –– she's infinitely more of an interesting, intelligent, complex,…

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    first watch: fight club is the best movie ever made
    second watch: fight club is a deep commentary on the dangers of consumerism
    third watch: fight club is a disgusting cesspool of toxic masculinity and it’s not as deep as its fanboys think it is
    fourth watch: fight club is a critique of toxic masculinity and it’s deeper than its fanboys think it is
    fifth watch: fight club is the best satirical gay romcom ever made

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    these two bisexuals that look like they just stumbled out of their first vampire weekend concert really had the nerve to make me lay on my floor & cry while listening to sufjan stevens huh