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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    I rewatched this on Christmas day with my good friend Jonathan, and spent the next few days trying to figure out how I would write about this film. Letterboxd has gone to shit over the holiday season, and so I finally felt motivated to start my own blog where I wrote an extended piece on the movie. I'd appreciate if it could be given a read, I'd transfer it straight here but I don't think it would look visually appealing on this site given its length, and I liked using stills to illustrate different points.

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  • Belly

    Belly

    ★★★★

    It's as much a time capsule as it is something which feels like it's from the future—like many of my favorite films about or set during the turn of the millennium. Malik Hassan Sayeed's work in this is some of the best of all time.

  • Journey to the Shore

    Journey to the Shore

    ★★★

    A lot of memorable cuts in this one even if I could never fully sink into it.

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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★

    Between this and Three Billboards, audiences at TIFF can screw off.

  • Waves

    Waves

    This is like the result of the darkest timeline of a Florida State film bro getting into Wong Kar-wai and other arthouse films and deciding to make a movie that filters those influences, without any of the grace or freshness of a Barry Jenkins. And that's putting it lightly.

    I clocked the path of misery porn that this film was set to go down on pretty quickly, so yes it didn't take very long for me to turn on it.…