Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer, 1983) 4/5

Amanda Langlet is probably my favorite Rohmer actress. She’s awesome. 

Elle s’apelle Sabine (Sandrine Bonnaire, 2007) 4.5/5

Man, this was some tragic shit. But, in the end, the sisters’ love for each other conquers all. Not only an intimate portrait of actress Sandrine Bonnaire’s sister, Sabine, but also a sincere and powerful advocacy documentary that hopes for a better understanding of autism. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre, 2014) 4/5

OK at first, I thought ugh this kind of reeks of Girls and thought I was gonna hate it maybe. But, I gave it a chance because I thought the guy was cute. I’m such a sucker for these Micheal Cera/ John Gallagher Jr. types aka the nice dudes. Anyway, then I thought ugh this is gonna be another one of those films that’s gonna dabble with abortion but in the end, she’s gonna keep the baby anyway. But, yo, it was not. And, that I think is the best thing about this film. The fact that it had the courage to be about a woman who was not ready to have a baby and chooses to have an abortion. So crazy how refreshing that was. Don’t get me wrong tho. This is not a film that encourages or judges abortion nor does it glamorize it, which I think is important. It is a film that says if you think your best choice is to have an abortion, then that’s fine. You’re gonna be fine. Also, I’ve been feeling allergic to these so-called anti-romantic comedies going around these days but this is one that I think actually works.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

sorry but i can’t get through these matthew porterfield films. 

putty hill - it actually kinda grew on me as the film went on but i couldn’t get over the faux documentary aspect of it which ruined the film imo

hamilton - i fucking loved the opening credits and then i fell asleep within the first 10 minutes. sorry but how is one supposed to watch this film without dozing off?? it feels like it was made to put people to sleep

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The One I Love (Charlie McDowell, 2014) 1/5

I was super into this film for like the first 2 minutes and then my interest in it just plummeted dramatically when I realized what the concept was. It just felt like a gimmick that wasn’t even clever or insightful or moving in the least. So idk wasn’t feeling this one at all.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Little Fugitive (Morris Engel, Ray Ashley & Ruth Orkin, 1953) 5/5

The film that influenced both the French New Wave and John Cassavetes. An absolutely important cornerstone of American Independent Cinema. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

You’re Next (Adam Wingard, 2011) 2.5/5

Enjoyable film, if you don’t expect too much from it. 

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