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  • Dreams

    Dreams

    ★★★★

    Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema #6: 

    Dreams 

    Lots of room for these great actors to let their sparks fly. That’s really what this movie is valuable for, the sparks, although thematically its all about howsaid  sparks fizzle out. 

    The train sequence is obviously a standout, with some of the best editing I’ve seen in any Bergman film. Really gave a dark edge to a comedy that otherwise just plays off the “awkward”.

    I also loved the rollercoaster gags in this. I dunno…

  • Close-Up

    Close-Up

    ★★★★★

    Being John Makhmalbaf

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    Happy 27th you marvelous piece of craftsmanship.

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★½

    I am always awed by Peele’s style and visual directing. Thematically this is all over the place, I heard Peele began with a specific idea and had to broaden it down. A great ambition, but I wish he had been able to tighten it up, and of course balance out the humor with the realism necessary to create stakes. Because of this I felt as though I scratched the surface of a world far more interesting. So many great moments,…