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I think that’s true of all cinema, that’s why cinema is the great humanistic art form. Whatever the film is, it doesn’t matter what the film is about, or even whether it’s a narrative or figurative film at all, it’s an invitation to step into somebody else’s shoes. Even if it’s the filmmaker’s shoes filming a landscape, you go into somebody else’s shoes and you look out of their lens, you look out of their eyes and their imagination. That’s what going to the pictures is all about.

Happy 56th birthday Tilda Swinton (November 5, 1960)

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Favorite Films, 2016

  1. Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins)
  2. Lemonade (dir. Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
  3. Certain Women (dir. Kelly Reichardt)
  4. Little Men (dir. Ira Sachs)
  5. Elle (dir. Paul Verhoeven)
  6. 13th (dir. Ava Duvernay)
  7. American Honey (dir. Andrea Arnold)
  8. The Fits (dir. Anna Rose Holmer)
  9. Green Room (dir. Jeremy Saulnier)
  10. 88:88 (dir. Isiah Medina)
  11. Toni Erdmann (dir. Maren Ade)
  12. 20th Century Women (dir. Mike Mills)
  13. Pete’s Dragon (dir. David Lowery)
  14. Personal Shopper (dir. Olivier Assayas)
  15. The Handmaiden (dir. Park Chan-wook)
  16. Paterson (dir. Jim Jarmusch) 
  17. Neon Bull (dir. Gabriel Mascaro)
  18. The Invitation (dir. Karyn Kusama)
  19. 10 Cloverfield Lane (dir. Dan Trachtenberg)
  20. La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle)
  21. Mountains May Depart (dir. Jia Zhangke)
  22. Wiener-Dog (dir. Todd Solondz)
  23. The Love Witch (dir. Anna Biller)
  24. Everybody Wants Some!! (dir. Richard Linklater)
  25. The Eyes of My Mother (dir. Nicolas Pesce)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve) | Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (dir. Zack Snyder) | A Bigger Splash (dir. Luca Guadagnino) | Don’t Breathe (dir. Fede Alvarez) | Jackie (dir. Pablo Larraín) | Julieta (dir. Pedro Almodóvar) | Krisha (dir. Trey Edward Shults) | Kubo and the Two Strings (dir. Travis Knight) | Louder Than Bombs (dir. Joachim Trier) | Manchester by the Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan) | No Home Movie (dir. Chantal Akerman) Things to Come (dir. Mia Hansen-Løve) | Train to Busan (dir. Yeon Sang-ho) | The Wailing (dir. Na Hong-jin) | The Witch (dir. Robert Eggers)

Films I Missed: Aquarius | Cameraperson | Cosmos | The Edge of SeventeenEmbrace of the Serpent | Fences | Fire at Sea | Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party | Hidden Figures | I Am Not Your Negro A Monster CallsNeruda | Nocturama O.J.: Made in America | The Ornithologist | Right Now, Wrong Then | Shin Godzilla | The Woman Who Left

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“For me, there’s a side of Penelope that is finding her footing in the world. She’s a very young girl who is very comfortable with her sexuality and craves attention… But she can also be very uncomfortable at times. And that island was sometimes very uncomfortable, so that helped.”

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favorite people: tilda swinton

i’m very often referred to as “sir” in elevators and such. i think it has to do with being this tall and not wearing much lipstick. i think people just can’t imagine i’d be a woman if i look like this.