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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    CIFF 2018: film #3

    “it sounds like this. and smells the same”

    completely breathtaking from the first frame to the last. the little in between moments of every day life make this what it is. a film almost full of those moments, and i could watch hours more of them. rain as seen through a window, water dripping into the kitchen sink, and waves thunderously crashing on the beach. a whole film drenched in perpetual wonder, even in it’s darkest…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

    CIFF 2019: film #8

    “i’m sorry”
    “me too”

    an absolute stunner. every line was written with care to seamlessly blend comedy and tragedy together. it sometimes comes off as almost too polished (that SCORE!) but grounds itself once again in the realism of how fast things can go from bad to worse. adam driver is particularly good, but my favorite performance has to be laura dern, getting to stretch her legs here with material much better than what big little…

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  • She Dies Tomorrow

    She Dies Tomorrow

    ★★★½

    “i love trees. i’m gonna miss them”

    most of the time when i feel an anxiety attack coming on it was actually triggered by the random thought that crossed my mind just before it started: “what if i had an anxiety attack right now?” this is kind of like that for 90 minutes. don’t expect much explanation but instead try to tune in with the melancholy vibes, which shouldn’t be much of a challenge during times like this. i feel…

  • All Cheerleaders Die

    All Cheerleaders Die

    ★★★★★

    that’s my emotional support shitty teen horror comedy

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★½

    boyhood: who are you?
    moonlight: i'm you but stronger in every possible way

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    me: i hate musicals
    la la land: Hello
    me: rat a tat jazzy jazz Tap Tap skado Doodle Do ta-da! rootin tootin BEE BOOP shimmy shimmy SHOOP!