Whatever Bo Burnham’s Inside is—a stand-up routine, a television special, a piece of musical theater, a music album, a documentary, a cinematic selfie, a confession—I think it’s cinema.
JoinedMay 27, 2017
I love The Fits not because it’s an entertaining film, but because it is a mystery and a revelation which continues to teach me how to see.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a great animated film, a great superhero film, a great coming-of-age film, a great family film, a great action film, a great comedy, political without being preachy, innovative while honoring classical conventions, intellectually stimulating while also being wholly accessible—it’s the rare instance of an absolutely perfect film.
Every adoption story is unique, yet every adoptee shares a common quality to our stories of origin: our entrance into a family is not solely through birth but through choice, a choice made entirely outside of our control.
Dick Johnson Is Dead wisely holds the mystery of human mortality with a generous open hand, affirming our pain while reminding us of grace.
Through its musical score and immersive soundscape, Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory attunes us to the fundamental dissonance and discord of broken human institutions.
The languid pacing of Jacques Tati's Playtime forces us to be present in the moment, to look around and observe this cinematic world, to simply be.
The Dardenne brothers take our pre-understanding of revenge films and mercifully dismantle it. No graphic violence is depicted and no scapegoat is needed—the sacrifice and forgiveness are wholly internal.
Martin Scorsese's Silence is about entering into the cloud of unknowing, the dark night of the soul, listening to the silence of God and waiting eternally for a response.
An epic, classical adventure, there is something dream-like about The Lost City of Z's narrative, as if it were conjured up in the imagination and memory of the characters themselves.
Out of all the saints and religious figures, what is so compelling about her story? Why do we keep making and watching Joan of Arc movies?
Being a parent to a child requires an immense amount of hope, the internal flame of assurance that we human beings are capable of good regardless of our external circumstances.