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★★★ 1/2 + : recommend 
♥️ : loved

Favorite films

  • Christine
  • Crash
  • Titane
  • Southland Tales

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  • Happening

    ★★★

  • Men

    ★★

  • Oslo, August 31st

    ★★★

  • Maudie

    ★★★

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  • X

    X

    ★★★★

    X marks the spot. The first Ti West I’ve really loved and I’m happy he’s served something up for horror fans across the board. The intro doesn’t offer much promise, but once it finds its stride, X serves on the weird, gruesome, and sexy fronts. There’s also a great through line in here on how aging in a world on the cusp of the 80’s lead to eras of increased inhibition and declaration to faith, which in turns takes quite a…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★½

    David Fincher’s The Batman, this is not. To wear the mark of that influence one would assume its share of good dialogue, tension, and shocks to the core as we unravel what’s burrowing deeper beneath the surface. Maybe the most interesting comparison was one to The Crow, which unfortunately doesn’t imbue the same sense of dread, weirdness, or of a multilayered revenge story, but I can see the sad boy tone and 90’s grunge soundtrack doing the heavy lifting there.…

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  • Men

    Men

    ★★

    Men builds up in Alex Garland fashion, and then taps into his best Adam McKay impression thematically to wash it down. So wildly crafted in its visuals that it will probably go down better with disregard of the blatant subtext. And while this may be working in a realm of horror I really dig, it plays out in a truly awful fashion. Still in disbelief that’s all there was or if there’s something else here so impossibly tangible for a…

  • Oslo, August 31st

    Oslo, August 31st

    ★★★

    Probably would’ve steered more clear of this had it not been by Trier, who made a profoundly moving film with Worst Person in The World, because the source it pulls from, Louis Malle’s The Fire Within, didn’t do much for me at all. It’s not exactly all sound here either, and that has me questioning if this is really just something limited with the source material. Thanks to Trier’s direction there’s not really any technical complaints because whether it’s the really…

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  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★★

    One would assume the son of David Cronenberg would be debuting painstakingly brutal and violent body horror that rivals even some of his aforementioned fathers masterworks. This assumption added with some shocking slasher razzle-dazzle would be correct. Rolling out today in drive-ins and theaters, Brandon Cronenberg bursts through seams with an entry that, whether people love or hate it, will be impossible to forget. Much less uses a concept that foreshadows to a frightening future but instead brings viewers into…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    A gorgeous film to look at but some pacing that nears grueling in parts. Luckily, a brilliant ending retroactively makes those parts better, as well as the rest of the film, which, ironically plays to the tune of the tale. You never know what you have until it’s gone and you never start to live until you’re already dead. Something that keeps growing in estimation as the minutes go by and will no doubt prove to be rewarding on more…