Zarahi

Zarahi

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Clerk at a Hollywood agency. If I log a new release, it's probably work-related.

It’s pronounced “Zod-uh-he.”

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  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★★

    I keep replaying the infamous scene in my head. Hearing Isabelle Adjani scream and flail in the subway tunnel. It's a raw power that no combination of words could do justice to describe. Director Andrzej Zulawski told Adjani that he wanted her "to fuck the air." To think of the scene as symbolic of her making love to the very Earth itself. Reflecting on Adjani's uncompromising performance, Zulawski said "I was more a witness than a director."

    Possession's shooting style…

  • 3 Women

    3 Women

    ★★★★★

    The feminine id, ego, and superego in submerged in a blue pool of psychosexual violence. That’s the most concise way I can boil down the essence of 3 Women into a single sentence. It's a masterpiece of dreamlike atmosphere.

    Bodhi Wind's grotesque sand paintings are characters in their own right. The pools are a perfect visual and symbolic companion for 3 Women's desert setting. If you look hard enough, you'll find an immense beauty under the surface of desolation.

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  • An American Pickle

    An American Pickle

    ★★½

    Simon Rich is a comedic genius when it comes to writing sketches. Anything longer and he magically turns into a hack.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    This log could be a video of paint drying and I would still be over the fucking moon about it. Nothing can replicate the magic of sitting in a theater full of fellow movie lovers. Nothing. What a perfect way to finally return to the theatrical experience. 

    Waited with bated breath for the moment Sharon Tate describes the very theater I was seated in as “the dirty movie place.” Naturally, everyone broke out into applause and cheers. Oh yeah, and someone behind me wolf-whistled during the roof scene. 

    Forgot what it felt like for my face to hurt from smiling and laughing so much. ❤️

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  • Devs

    Devs

    ★½

    Fully believe that Devs would get tepid praise at best had it been made by anyone not named Alex Garland.

    This is the first show to be released under the "FX on Hulu" banner. It was produced by FX but goes straight to Hulu and cannot be watched anywhere else. Which means that after giving Garland full creative control, FX decided his show still wasn’t good enough for the airwaves.

    For context, Lil’ Dicky’s sitcom debuted a few hours before…

  • Little Fires Everywhere

    Little Fires Everywhere

    ★★½

    Exhausting in the way it panders to those wealthy, Warren-loving NPR bluechecks. The ones who think Green Book had no business winning Best Picture but still can't understand what’s so funny about the line “I would have voted for Obama a third time if I could!”

    Beats you over the head with a very subtle message of: “Hey white people! Wanna know what your Black friends REALLY say about you when you’re not around? Well it turns out you’re complicit…