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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Perfect Blue is a serial killer film, and the killer is patriarchal violence.

    Many films mine the tension between one's idealized self and the self one lives in reality to create drama and art*, few so adeptly recognize that for women, both of these sides are controlled by men. Perfect Blue is the story of pop icon Mima who decides to move from singing to acting and takes a minor role in a disgusting procedural show about grisly murders. But…

  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★

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  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    ★★★★½

    Should Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning be in every movie? Sources say...yes.

    (12/15)

  • Dirty Computer

    Dirty Computer

    ★★★

    Confirms my suspicion that lyrics sound incredibly dumb divorced from music. BUT the music and set pieces are good. Cut all the in between stuff.

    (7/15)

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    Can anyone confirm that Refn has actually met a person?

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    John Carpenter is a history buff.

    No seriously, hear me out. I don't mean that I have knowledge of his scholarly habits, and that he is a voracious reader of history texts, but that above many directors, he has a respect for the context and history of a place while others too often ignore it.

    This is most clearly true in The Fog where the history of the town quite literally rises from the dead to enact vengeance on those…