cringe with how bad they are or cringe cuz I can’t watch them for a tw type reason?
well some of the movies I’ve had the hardest time sitting through for tough-to-watch-ness:
-blood of the beasts (slaughterhouse documentary as holocaust metaphor; I do not think I could watch this again honestly)
-the divine eats poop scene from pink flamingos (I really did almost barf)
-what ever happened to baby jane? (For whatever reason I find the psychological cruelty of this movie more unsettling and uncomfortable than almost any kind of physical violence; it’s just so unpleasant I really had a tough time with this one despite wonderful perfs & direction)
-anytime blackface or other racial performance comes up randomly in an old movie, especially if the performer/movie is otherwise delightful or enjoyable. such a smdh moment.
-Enter the Void. Someone would have to pay me a considerable amount of money to get me to watch this again.
blue is the warmest color
stranger by the lake
but I’m a cheerleader!
keep the lights on (haven’t seen this director’s latest film Love is Strange but I’ve heard good things it’s playing now I think)
women in love (idk if that counts but it’s a great movie)
boys don’t cry (a total bummer but really good)
brokeback mountain (which deserves more credit for being a great western too)
5 best Portlandia guest stars, 5 Best David Lynch Moments Not Related to His Work, 5 most disappointing movies you've seen in the past year
-Jeff Goldblum, always and forever
-Kumail Nanjiani, probably the funniest person on the show including fred & carrie
-Steve Buscemi. Crunch greatness.
-Eddie Vedder bc that sketch really cracks me up.
-The Portland Trailblazers players & cheerleaders bc yes
-his guest arc on Louie
-the fact that he has his own coffee
-his adorable tweets about birds and woodworking
-you can get a David lynch MA in Film (for real filmschools.mum.edu)
-that video where he makes quinoa on the INLAND EMPIRE DVD features
-his friendship with Werner Herzog
-his hair obviously
Most Disappointing Movies:
-the grand Budapest hotel
disappointed isn’t really the right word tho bc I didn’t have high hopes or expectations for any of these save for I had heard they were good from other ppl (except for raze, which I had heard was bad but was expecting to enjoy, for whatever reason)
except i have too many sub categories in the carrie folder bc i’m a psycho. portlandia carrie? guitar goddess carrie? hilarious 90s fashion carrie? i have a stylist now bc i’m on tv carrie? too many choices honestly so i picked these at random ok enjoy!!!
and the life motto
snuck in some bonus janet weiss because fuck yeah janet weiss
top 5 non-english language, underappreciated films by female filmmakers
woah mega specific love it
tomboy (Celine Sciamma)
Jeanne Dielmann (Akerman, not really underrated tho)
anything by Claire Denis, Agnes Varda, Catherine Breillat, but again pretty well-known & well-regarded
After the Wedding (Susanne Bier)
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)
Daisies by Vera Chytilova is very film school famous but it’s a must-see
suddenly realizing I haven’t seen any non-English language film by Lone Scherfig, Agnieszka Holland or Mira Nair and ZERO films by Lucrecia Martel, Ngozi Onwurah or Deepa Mehta
hi I’m the worst
shout out to wadjda which I actually haven’t see yet but really want to
also really looking forward to “a girl walks home at night” the so called Iranian vampire movie coming out this fall!
FUCK now you’re really getting to the nerdy kristen I could talk about this for hours (and have)
(And I’m not gonna put bad blood but only bc I’m a hipster asshole and everyone knows bad blood is the best so it shouldn’t even be said)
beyond the sea
never again (come at me haters)
how the ghosts stole christmas
(more than 5 so what who cares)
and obviously everything Darin Morgan ever did bc this whole list could easily just be Darin Morgan episodes and it would be perfect
actually you could basically throw five darts at any eps from seasons 3-6 and you would be right (okay maybe not s6 but there are still some great ones in that season shout out to field trip, drive, milagro & triangle)
lmao I told you I was a fucking nerd
PPS a lot of mytharc eps are great too fuck too many