cody

discovering my island
amidst an ocean of dreams

Favorite films

  • Dreams
  • Mirrored Mind
  • Dance Macabre
  • Belladonna of Sadness

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  • A Woman Is a Woman

  • Chowboys

  • The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet

  • Tenebre

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  • Millennium Mambo

    Millennium Mambo

    i don't know why my heart beats, banging against the bone walls of its cell, clawing its way up my spine and into my throat, gnawing at my tongue and forcing my speech... i can't explain my hand shaking, trembling at the cadence of that voice, impatiently restrained in a timid fit as it desperately reaches out, only to retreat as if bitten... i can't control my anxious thoughts, jumbled and perplexed, flooded in a pattern of reds and blues and drowned in the liquids of a sound so familiar...

    nothing makes sense
    nothing, except you

  • Satantango

    Satantango

    a fog tinged dance of futility, swaying to the uncompromising rhythm of time's stubborn pendulum, pulling marionettes hopelessly through the torrential downpour that hazily fades their vision, falsely promising agency where only aimlessness exists... it's a formal rejection of expectation, swimming in an ocean of negative space and bathing in an absence mirrored by the long forgotten fertility of the lands, promising a stark honesty with its depictions of cruelty and deterministic trappings, but holding onto a strangely affecting hope through it all, one that may feel ironically placed but is altogether moving

    even cattle dream

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  • A Woman Is a Woman

    A Woman Is a Woman

    a musical that replaces song and dance with kinetic abbreviations of fluid posing, drowning out depressing contextuals in favor of a micro stasis, an emotional crossroad which means little for the zeitgeist but means everything for our heroine, and thus means everything for us

  • Chowboys

    Chowboys

    for those who want more bite with their frost

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  • The Lobster

    The Lobster

    the best "guy gets turned into a lobster if he can't find a partner" film i've seen... may even be the best "guy gets turned into an animal if he can't find a partner" film, but i'll have to think on it

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    memory orchestrated with a playful progression, where each chord borders on parody but never crosses into offense, recontextualizing an atmosphere with less bang but more heart

    i'm uncertain how to feel about the grand strokes, as they piece together without the cohesion needed to carry weight... while the intention is warming, the payoff is all but illusory, and the structure's neglect bleeds far deeper than any mentionable state... but this continuance, while irreparably disjointed, feels like the stories its coding…