All About Eve
A love letter (of the most deliciously venomous sort) to New York actors, writers, critics and bumpy nights... A perfect film, beloved even by "that film society"!
It really could be any of Mike's films right now, he's the one who always made me feel brave and smart. But "Carnal" is the rosetta stone for how I read Nichols: sex, insecurity, progress and love (lost or found).
Fear is the Mind Killer... A fever dream of a film, a cosmic looking glass - distorted and yet viscerally reflective of our own flawed existence. Brilliantly sonorific and visually transporting, a balm for trapped souls.
For those looking for a follow-up to our Oscar-winning triumph, "Parasite," try this thriller co-written and produced by Bong Joon-ho. Even out of the director's chair, his imprint is unmistakable!
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
It's important to keep discoveries in the mix, and if you don't know Eliza Hittman's work already this is a sublime entry point. Pitch perfect and powerfully relevant.