Drew has written 30 reviews for films with no rating.

  • The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

    The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

    I heard a story a few years back: someone was in Paris and came across a little gallery. When they went inside, they realized it wasn't a gallery at all; Agnès Varda was standing there and they had walked into her home. She offered them something to drink, and they found themselves chatting with her all afternoon.

    For the life of me I can't remember where I heard the story, in an interview I read or maybe talking to someone…

  • The Others

    The Others

    When Nicole Kidman said to stop breathing, I felt that.

  • Jacquot

    Jacquot

    Today marks 30 years since Jacques Demy passed away so I watched this, and may we all find someone who looks at us, likening each strand of hair on our heads to the tangled branches of a cherry blossom tree, the way Agnès Varda looks at Jacques Demy, likening each strand of hair on his head to the tangled branches of a cherry blossom tree.

  • Christopher Robin

    Christopher Robin

    damn, christopher robin really said labor is entitled to all it creates

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    No one in this movie understands stairs.

  • Harlot

    Harlot

    Mario Montez reclines on the couch, leaning gently on Carol Koshinskie. Mario gently extends her arm, embracing the cat. She nibbles on its ear, as the cat writhes in distress. Upon closer inspection, the cat has been a banana this entire time. A slight grin crosses Mario's face as she eats the banana, one bite after another. Carol locks eyes with the camera, expressionless as she slides off the couch and inches away from the banana carnage.

    Mario lies all…

  • At Berkeley

    At Berkeley

    I'm constantly amazed how Frederick Wiseman is able to find a single scene that outlines an entire documentary, in someone else's word. In Belfast, Maine, which I first saw last month, it was a teacher discussing Moby Dick. He brings up Melville's focus on working class figures in an uncannily fitting description of Wiseman's career. Here in At Berkeley Wiseman shows the same keen eye right away with three scenes during the opening—a talk about the founding of UC Berkeley,…

  • The Women of Pinochet

    The Women of Pinochet

    Eduardo Menz combines the image of Cecilia Bolocco receiving a medal from Pinochet with audio and subtitles of Carmen Gloria Quintana's account of being set on fire by soldiers. The image is photographed closer each time until it's indecipherable, as the audio grows louder and the subtitles shrink until the compression renders them illegible. Then the two clips switch places and the trajectory is reversed.

    The reversal of the second half worked really well for me. Instead of establishing a…

  • Apoohcalypse Now

    Apoohcalypse Now

    Winnie the Pooh as Colonel Kurtz, Marlon Brando's iconically camp role from Apocalypse Now. File next to Walt Disney's Taxi Driver, Mickey Mouse in Vietnam, and that weird-ass Kumamon meme.

  • No D.R.

    No D.R.

    Pirate the anti-pirates, no refuge at all.

  • 42/83: No Film

    42/83: No Film

    99/18 No review.

  • High Life

    High Life

    Juliette Binoche as fertility witch space doctor is undeniably some kind of thing.