Skylar

bad taste........


Likes=top films, one per director

Favorite films

  • Nashville
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • King of New York
  • The Apartment

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  • Paddington 2

  • The French Dispatch

  • Possession

  • Paddington

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Another western reveling in the violence of manifest destiny, forcing you to cheer for it. How far did California really come from 1869 to 1969?

    The threads here are easy to follow. John Wayne is canceled. Every movie you liked is racist. Hollywood is built on a burial ground. When you're taught from birth to murder, who can blame you after the inevitable?

    Tarantino has channeled rage and joy and melancholy before, but never has he committed to such utter…

  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    Floating anonymous through a reality, separated from joy by taboo and impending death. Struck with desire and you know.


    Like A GHOST STORY but good.


    Thrillingly stuffed with sex and fear, making a white knuckle thriller that inspires absolute hypnosis on the part of the viewer is a real something.



    There is so much excitement here with Stewart trying on more and more red carpet dresses and shoes and transforming into a supermodel only to reminded of the violence inflicted on anyone who dares

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  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    Film school is for posers, real movie nerds worked in theaters. Discovered the hidden back tunnels, the eerie second floor, the practically abandoned storage spaces.

    No words would take you to a place like this. A moving camera is the only way to see a leaky old theater on the verge of collapse, physically and financially. A Terracotta Army of empty seats looms next to tight stone passages filled with loading dock flotsam.

    The theater in Goodbye, Dragon Inn is…

  • High Life

    High Life

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Planes are so sterile and polite inside that turbulence is the only time that you remember that you're locked in a pressurized metal cone screaming through the sky.

    Claire Denis is here, locking prisoners in a hurtling metal box, locking viewers in too. Laying in a garden or losing yourself in the void of sex can distract for a while but there's always a kick of violence to serve as a reminder that you should probably keep your seatbelt on.…