• Mysterious Skin

    Mysterious Skin

    ★★★★★

    I wished with all my heart that we could just leave this world behind, rise like two angels in the night and magically....disappear

    My fucking heart dude my fucking heart. How does one even begin to digest this, it's terrifying, solemn yet is impassioned with a sense of emotionality and humanity all the way through. We can try to forget, punish ourselves for past actions but we can't ever escape from them. The best thing you can do is try…

  • The Prom

    The Prom

    ★★★½

    Look it's camp, it's a bit satirical, oddly sincere so it's no surprise I did fall victim to this films charms. A little ideologically confused, blunt to the extreme but I think at its heart it's a corny film for emotional sentimentalists. If you know anything about me (and you really should at this point) I am one of them, I feel no need to apologize. Don't mind me as I vibeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Dear Evan Hansen

    ★★½

    This was an experience to say the least I mean this got to be one of the weirdest mainstream films to come out in recent memory. Even considering good intentions and all I don't know if it was really for the better. Strikes me as a film that fundamentally misunderstands what sentimentalism is or even how beautiful it can be. It decides to tell the story of a compulsive liar with severe anxiety through the lens of endearment, wonder and…

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★★½

    Reads to me as a condemnation of westerners who bastardize and ravage eastern culture for their own gain. There is nothing but violence and insanity throughout the land, no one cares, no one dares to salvage what has been lost. Hero starts out as an embodiment of western fascism but later transforms into a beacon of hope and salvation for the land. When we work together we can remove injustice and join hands towards a better future. The message is…

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★½

    That scene where Bradley expresses love for his wife and unborn child hoping the best for their indeterminate future is the only thing that makes this film worth it to be honest.

  • Ed Wood

    Ed Wood

    ★★★★★

    Visions are worth fighting for, why spend your life making someone else's dreams?

    I love how Ed Wood sees film as actuality, nothing is to be changed for the sake of narrative and formal pretences. It must be a reflection of how his mind works, no one else's. His films are big, in your face, a bit camp, easily ridiculed by the judging eye yet it says more about the viewer than the artist. He might be a bit conceited,…

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★★★

    Irony who? I don't know her

    We never leave each other, nothing seperates us

    Forcefully anti-establishment, possibly the only film that isn't afraid of being a film, of being a rousing emotional experience, of being an intimate sensory extravaganza, a complete shock to the senses. Reckons with Shyamalan's ableist past, defiantly against institutions and creatives who turn people with disabilities into monsters for our amusement. They are under the guise that they are making intellectual art but they are just…

  • The Visit

    The Visit

    ★★★★½

    Shania Twain BITCHES

    Now this is what losing your Innocence feels like. What begins as something pure turns into a hellish nightmare of provocation and confrontation. It also perfectly captures what it feels to be different from other people, almost like your out of place. When your a teenager everything seems heightened and Night perfectly captures that feeling of alienation through a found footage fever dream. Formally this has so much detail, it's probably his most sensory intensive film.

    Now…

  • Signs

    Signs

    ★★★★★

    Art as healing, the moment where our faith in storytellers, the unknowable and the spiritual morph into its resolve. This is where Shyamalan let go of all pretences and made art for the dreamers, no catering to a rhetorical audience just unfiltered hopeful filmmaking. The last act is emotional spectacle at its finest, it keeps hitting you with one thing after the other and it boggles the mind how overwhelming it is. I'm so glad Shyamalan didn't listen to anyone…

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★★★

    Tragic, dark, thoughtful, campy and insane in all the right ways. A playbox of different tones and aesthetics yet emphatically human to its very core. Reminds me of Batman & Robin in the sense that it uses similar elements but refocuses them into something more macabre. They are both operatic films that deal with trauma in an overwhelming city environment but they channel opposing shades. Batman & Robin is the sun and Batman Returns is the moon, one couldn't exist without the…

  • Serial Experiments Lain

    Serial Experiments Lain

    ★★★★★

    Phantasmagoric ever-changing digital landscape raised on Sony hardware and trip-hop. Magical, enchanting and hopeful. Just beautiful all the way through with its uncanniness/dark elements heightening the eerie angelic core. One of the few shows out there where it feels specifically made for me (Buffy and Twin Peaks also come to mind) from its style to the way it executes its philosophical content. I can't tell you how Chantiricore that ending is, just absolutely heavenly in the most satisfying way. The…

  • Serial Experiments Lain

    Serial Experiments Lain

    Finally, a show that feels like your listening to Dido on a stormy winters night while the menu for the PlayStation 2 is left on in the background. Truly otherworldly yet grounded the digital paranoia of the collective consciousness. It's a mystery if this is pure bliss or pure oblivion, maybe the answer lies somewhere in the middle. If we found out, would we just get sucked into a digital vortex along the way? This is a resounding yes and I wouldn't be one to deny my fate, I am fully at the behest of our postmodern overlords.