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  • Silence

    Silence

    Did not expect to get such strong "Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom" vibes here. The presentation of the violence is very casual, observational, and blunt here, which reminds me of the infamous final scene of "Salo."

    Also *this* is the violent religious persecution film set in Japan from 2016 that Andrew Garfield should actually get nominated for. Issey Ogata and Liam Neeson are the MVPs of the supporting cast.

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    Jesus Christ.

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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★★★

    everyone shut the fuck up

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

    ★★★★★

    A truly devastating, haunting, and achingly human portrayal of mental illness. James gives a tour-de-force performance, which is well anchored by an apt supporting cast. David Henrie (of Wizards of Waverly Place fame) stands out as a love interest for Paul's long-suffering daughter. Henrie shines as the boy that not enough people notice, but wish they could have known better.

    But it is the performance of Kevin James that excites the emotions and moves the audience. His portrayal of such…