• Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★

    Verhoeven est retourné! Benedetta mélange les chef d’œuvre du réalisateur, le sale et le gore de Flesh and Blood et la puissance de la sexualité de Showgirls. Le film joue avec l’idée de comment une femme pourrait s’exprimer l’intelligence et le désir dans un monde de religion qui a peur de celui-ci. Un peu comme The Last Duel, il se dissout dans un il dit/elle dit de la sainteté de la nonne. Mais ça ne fait rien parce que le…

  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A.

    ★★★½

    Snake Plissken’s feathered hair waving in the acid wind makes me forget all the assaulting 90’s CGI this movie makes me endure.

  • Patriot Games

    Patriot Games

    ★★

    Patriot Games is really disappointing coming off of Red October. Harrison lacks the underplayed confidence that Baldwin brought to the role and replaces it with curmudgeon behavior. There are no “a-ha” moments and anything Ryan discovers is ultimately pointless because all the action arrives gift wrapped at his doorstep. The IRA as a hot bottom talking point intrigued me but Bean and his cohort are indistinct villains. The action scenes such as the Annapolis freeway car chase and the nighttime…

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

    Tick Tick Boom is a theater kid movie about the adult version of theater kids. May sound like a dis but there’s just so much earnest here it can feel unnatural. I say this as someone floored by Larson’s talent. Boom’s tunes may not have the radio appeal of Rent but they’re electric in their element. Miranda does a great job weaving the multilevel experience of watching the stage performance, the “real” life interpretation and the fantasies existing within it.…

  • Village of the Damned

    Village of the Damned

    ★★½

    Village of the Damned feels like the cliff notes of a Stephen King miniseries. It’s a fantastic concept and much like Carpenter’s previous work The Fog, it has a memorable communal opening as a small seaside Californian town is blindsided by an otherworldly occurrence. As the conflict reveals itself to be that these alien children inseminated into the woman are now at age 6 and plotting global domination, it all feels so rushed. We get vignettes of their powers during…

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★½

    Wow, I’ve never seen a movie shit the bed so hard in the last 15 minutes. I was really impressed by the lead up. Afterlife is a kids movie and fits into a very mainstream box. It’s got the secret weapons of McKenna Grace being a more than capable lead and being the first blockbuster in years bold enough to use practical sets and monsters. Even a character with a name as bad as Podcast totally charmed me. It’s unfortunate…

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    ★★½

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

    Je comprends maintenant pourquoi les gens adorent le Marvel. Je suis un grand fan de l’IP de Résident Evil et j’ai souri comme une idiote avec chaque affiche d’Umbrella et l’introduction de personnage familier. Welcome to Raccoon City fonctionne comme un rêve bizarre parce qu’il est un vrai remake des jeux, pas une interprétation relâchée comme la série d’Anderson. Avec les avancées de CGI, les plans sont exactement comme les images en RE 1 et 2 avec la station de…

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    The only movie I can name in which the accents are the stars. Also the only movie ever in which Jared Leto is MVP for his rendition of Luigi.


    House of Gucci is as salacious, bitchy and bloated as a Ryan Murphy joint. Insane this murder was not far removed from the of Versace and I had never heard of it. This is a long saga of greed and power that argues why family businesses are a terrible idea. You…

  • A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind

    ★★★★

    I love the have your cake and eat it too nature of A Beautiful Mind. You get a spy thriller AND a mental illness drama?! Genius.

  • Ghostwatch

    Ghostwatch

    ★★★

    I sought this out because someone logged it on Letterboxd and it sounded like a kitchy 90’s time capsule. I had expected a horror parody but that’s because my only experience with British TV are sitcoms (and maybe 2 episodes of Black Mirror). Ghostwatch is a pretty impressive Paranormal Activity before Paranormal Activity with the straight faced approach of a 20/20 investigation. It’s very low key, maybe too down played on the scares, but packs a spooky punch by the…

  • The Tale of Zatoichi

    The Tale of Zatoichi

    ★★★½

    Guys hitting each other with sticks and a beautiful queer romance. A little too somber to be my genre but it has its moments.

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★½

    There were multiple times during this movie that I had to remind myself that Serena and Venus went on to be very successful. The needed reassurance comes from all the horrible decisions the titular Richard makes for his daughters in the expectation they will follow his preplanned trajectory. For an inspirational sports film, it doesn’t shy away from how prickly and combative the Williams dad was. He is both the main character and the villain. It’s a unique biopic approach,…