Zach Shevich

Zach Shevich

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I need to rewatch some things

★★★★★ Masterpiece
★★★★½ Excellent
★★★★ Great
★★★½ Very Good
★★★ Good
★★½ Okay
★★ Weak
★½ Bad
★ Awful
½ Avoid

Favorite films

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Memento
  • Do the Right Thing

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  • Precious Hair & Beauty

    ★★★½

  • Goodbye Jerome!

    ★★★★

  • The Mission

    ★★½

  • Navalny

    ★★★★

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  • Three Minutes - A Lengthening

    Three Minutes - A Lengthening

    ★★★★

    An upsetting and moving document of lives lost, and nearly lost, to history. The handling of this archival footage is a testament to the importance of film as a medium that can preserve moments, or people, or places in time. Was hard to watch this and not be flooded by my memories of the stories I was told growing up about branches of our family tree that were suddenly cut down, and the stories of those who only nearly escaped. A beautiful, powerful, and vital documentary that left me feeling haunted.

  • Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power

    Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power

    ★★

    Arguments that are compelling in the macro but often fall apart with the examples given. Also bizarrely frames the male gaze as the root of gendered issues rather than a symptom of them.

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★

    Even for a cuckoo clock ass filmmaker this was a cuckoo clock ass movie. Borrow whatever adjectives you normally use to describe Wes Anderson’s work: pretty, pristine, picture-book - they all apply here. This was the first time watching one of his films where I felt that dedication to aesthetic exhaust me.

    There are amusing moments and terrific performances throughout but none of it actually feels inhabited by human beings. It’s flatter than the pages in a magazine.

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★

    As a kid, the world is a big, scary place, and as an adult it is, too.