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  • The Devil's Advocate


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  • The Nun II

    The Nun II


    often seeking and questioning but is rarely uncertain, either the genre proves a relationship to God or the Devil or tells us these concepts do not exist. The late William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973) is the standard bearer. It’s not a horror film because a young girl’s head spins around and she spews bile all over the room β€” those are just good effects β€” The Exorcist is a horror film because it is about a Crisis of Faith, and…

Recent reviews

  • The Devil's Advocate

    The Devil's Advocate


    Bleeds the line between legal thriller and overstated horror for Law & Order viewers, a messy Rosemary’s Attorney concept that belongs so wholly to the 1990s.

    Only Al Pacino, at this very moment, could do what Al Pacino does here. It’s a magnificent turn in a messy movie with a muted Keanu Reeves as his counterpart.

    It’s weird as hell to get a Legalese movie full of very-90s effects work. Shot in Trump’s apartment with a negative character archetype included based…

  • So Unreal

    So Unreal


    Fantastic Fest 2023

    Amanda Kramer’s vaporwave tribute to cybernetic future texts, which creates a fun short syllabus of retro-futurism and especially VR concepts to dig into, with a very fun computerized-sounding Debbie Harry reading Kramer’s thoughtful essays. I really love the subject and approach. Your mileage may vary, as even with such a cool presenter, the droning voice modulation makes it all feel a little one-note. The cinematic appreciation and exploration of some under-appreciated corners of film though, make it…

Popular reviews

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984


    The palpable disappointment on my four year old’s face is the most damning review of the year.

  • Prey



    A full Comanche dub will be available at release. That’s fucking fantastic and I’ll likely rewatch it. On the other hand, this is streaming only. That’s a huge disservice to a formidable new entry that should have been good clean fun in theater.