Perry has written 15 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Vampire

    Vampire

    ★★★★

    Weerasethakul packs more poetry into a found-footage Louis Vuitton ad than most do in their passion projects. Happy birthday to the king.

  • Final Curtain

    Final Curtain

    ★★★★

    If watched on mute, it's akin to a Meshes of the Afternoon-esque trance film - a somnambulant protagonist wandering through a potent environment and witnessing all sorts of horrid revelations. If watched with sound, it's also that, but slathered in delicious Ed Wood word salad. Rocks.

  • The Ritual [Propaganda Videozine: Volume 3]

    The Ritual [Propaganda Videozine: Volume 3]

    ★★★★

    somebody's seen Lucifer Rising!

  • Diamond Moon

    Diamond Moon

    ★★★★

    Akira Nobi is a deeply undersung artist.

  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    ★★★★

    Statues, paintings, tablets, relics linger in frame long after the figures have departed. Blood and water glimmer in the sun. Would be a masterpiece if it wasn't for Lewin's script, which completely undercuts what would be the film's most poetic moments with expository narration. I think I liked it much more than I think it's very good.

    + Thinking about M. Kitchell's review of this, which compares it to Bataille. I can't claim to be an expert on Bataille, but the bullfight sequence is the closest any filmed representation of the ritual I've seen has come to the eroticized bullfight in Story of the Eye.

  • Shanks

    Shanks

    ★★★★

    Deeply strange movie, largely part fairy tale, part Caligari until the last act, when it suddenly becomes a home invasion movie. Will be watching again.

  • The Amusement Park

    The Amusement Park

    ★★★★

    Probably my favorite Romero behind Martin, as it's the only other one I've seen that captures the terrifying tetanus nightmare vibes. Very strange.

  • The Spider's Stratagem

    The Spider's Stratagem

    ★★★★

    Webs of villas, statues, gardens, pink flowers, blue nights, green windows

  • Los Angeles Plays Itself

    Los Angeles Plays Itself

    ★★★★

    First movie watched in person with my best friend (and best user on Letterboxd) Evan Pincus in a year and a half... good vibes only

  • Soul Eater

    Soul Eater

    ★★★★

    Messy and scattershot, still the best shonen series in a walk through sheer power of vibes alone

  • Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven

    ★★★★

    [35mm]

    :)

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★

    When this is in full À rebours mode...