• Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched this one tonight and I’m sorry but anyone who doesn’t think Sissy Spacek gave THE greatest performance OF ALL TIME needs to have their eyes examined

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★★★★

    It amazes me that people don’t love this film. I’m going to write more about it later but all I can say is that no film has more helped me cope with grief and the feeling of being lost more than this film. A tremendous loss we didn’t get to experience more of these

    “You make sense of the devil”

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    The first half of this film is just phenomenal and features some of the absolute best fight choreography Marvel has ever done. It's a shame they didn't keep that energy going for the rest of the film though.

    There are far too many flashbacks here, inserted at seemingly random times to give us exposition on things we already know about, or at least have figured out already. These make the film way too overlong and bloated. Also, there's just way…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★★★

    Almost enraging that the one main critique about this film is that it’s “messy”, “confusing” or “overstuffed.” Is it really that or is it just portraying a layered take on black trauma that white people are usually too lazy to think about in any way whatsoever

  • Anything for Jackson

    Anything for Jackson

    ★★★★

    “There is dancing and laughter in hell, an angel weeping openly on a park bench in heaven. My mother, dead and frantic in an attic. A white shirt on a floor. An old man in a wheelchair, rubbing his eyes. Here it is, here it is! the occupational therapists sing as they rise to the surface of the earth, smiling, bearing their terrible surprise.”
                           - Laura Kasischke, Space In Chains

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    So this is what rich people think it means to financially struggle

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★★½

    At it's heart this is a film about watching your life pass by too quickly. And not for any general reasons but due to either physical or mental illness. For me, as someone who struggles with ptsd, addiction, etc I felt s much power and truth in its idea that (due to illness) there is a type of dissociation, loss, disconnect to your body and the way that you experience the world. Because of that loss time passes but you…

  • Hold the Dark

    Hold the Dark

    ★★★★★

    “I know your kind, he said. What’s wrong with you is wrong all the way through you”
    - Cormac McCarthy

  • Mainstream

    Mainstream

    No matter what way I try to spin it this is not a great film. And believe me, I have tried to spin this so many ways. I have SUCH respect for Coppola as a director. "Palo Alto" is one of my absolute favorite films and I've been looking forward to this one for ages. I will say, it completely entranced me and held me hooked the whole way through. Unfortunately, it did underwhelm in pretty much every other way…

  • The Forever Purge

    The Forever Purge

    ★★★★

    100% this series is my guilty pleasure but seriously these films just own every single time. As absurd and insane as they are the cinematography and overall execution of scenes is   f l a w l e s s. 

    I can’t get over how gorgeous they always look and how fearless they are in just absolutely going for it, not holding back on saying “fuck America’s racism, its reliance on violence and it’s hate.” Yeah they’re never subtle, but…

  • I See You

    I See You

    ★★★★

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

    Back at it again but can't stop thinking about this one and how genre-defying it is so I wanted to write a little more about it.

    The first third of this film is like a supernatural horror film, the second third like a meticulously crafted home invasion thriller, and the third half like a crime drama. And it all seamlessly ties together. It reminds me of one of Paul Tremblay's novels (if anyone has ever read one of those) -…

  • I See You

    I See You

    ★★★★

    A gorgeous portrait of how trauma evolves into different types of violence alongside being a stunning examination of class in suburban America. Like a wild mash-up of Hereditary and Parasite do not let this one go as underrated and overlooked as it has been. It’s a remarkable piece