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  • Mysterious Skin

    Mysterious Skin

    ★★★★★

    So violent and so innocent. I honestly can’t remember if Araki had this many shots of characters looking directly into the camera in his other work but that choice is working stronger than ever here. What I really appreciate about this is how he’s capturing the manipulation in all forms of abuse. His use of shoegaze also does so much as far as romanticizing not these specific events but adolescence. I just felt very close to Neil by the end, as though I was one of those little moons orbiting around him. I'll never forget about this movie.

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    Arriving veery fashionably late to this party BUT. This is way more brilliant than I thought it'd be. According to Denis this is her most heart-warming film and it's apparently, at its core, about love. That changed much of how I looked at this thing. She takes something like love, something that, to me, is codependent with time (for reasons that would require a separate essay) and places this "love" story in a setting like space where one could argue…

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  • Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning

    Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning

    Hilarious and so consistent. Probably my favorite standup special of the year so far! Suuper excited to see what she does next.

  • Despicable Me 3

    Despicable Me 3

    If it wasn't obvious, and for anyone who came across this review on the movie's page, I've been watching Illumination movies all weekend. This is the last one. My mind went to some dark places. All I see is yellow, all I hear is Pharrell, all I smell is fart.

    Closest thing I can compare the experience of this marathon to is Super Size Me. Nobody should do this. Not for views, not for goofs, not out of curiosity. It's…

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    You ever find yourself staring at a bonfire? Just zoning out and watching the flame change every second, feeling the heat, the energy, the anger, the tension, you get what I’m saying. It’s a beautifully hypnotic thing, and that’s exactly what Portrait of a Lady on Fire is. The only difference being that this brought me to tears in ways a bonfire never could.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Our expectations were high but HOLY FUCK