• Insomnia

    Insomnia

    ★★★½

    could never happen to dunkaccino

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★

    Christopher Nolan Learn How To Mix Sound Challenge

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★½

    Second unexpected Radiohead in the credits moment THIS WEEK, i need a break

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★

    definitely the best “oh, alison brie is in this?” movie i’ve seen in AWHILE

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★

    If I took away anything from this movie, it was a greater appreciation for The Dark Knight.

  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    ★★★★★

    writing a review Way after i logged it but oh well. kiarostami does something unexplainably beautiful here, felt like i was in a haze watching this.  i’m gonna cut myself some slack for not adding a review until now because i think this is a very tough one to write about. not only from a personal level but it’s also tough to mention any specific theme or visual trick used here without spiraling into the hundreds of things to say…

  • Some Kind of Heaven

    Some Kind of Heaven

    ★★★★

    It always sucks when a documentary with such a fascinating subject chooses to not tell it any interesting way. That said, Some Kind of Heaven is nooothing like that.

    This is playful and introspective in all the right ways. But so bleak too. I like to brush off the misery in this as a “you’re in Florida” thing but it’s made pretty clear this is universally felt.  A lot like Squidville, ya know?

  • Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso

    ★★★★

    won’t elaborate but this has tom hardy energy oozing out of it

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    my eyes hurt

  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    i can’t believe “edward vs. jacob” is a debate when there is very clearly a correct answer

  • Kirikou and the Sorceress

    Kirikou and the Sorceress

    ★★★★

    Only logging because it just got added to Criterion and that reminded me it exists.

    This movie rules. My french teacher in high school put our class onto it because it was the most a class of French 1 students could comprehend but we all agreed it was great. I keep in contact with one person from that class, the rest I have no clue where they are, but we all had this shared love for this and I think that’s kinda nice. I don’t know, that’s all I had to say. Lot of good, innocent memories associated with this one.

  • A Serious Man

    A Serious Man

    ★★★★½

    once you remember this takes place in minnesota it all starts to click