• The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★★

    That was the most rhythmic, primal, and violent revenge movie I've ever seen. With a soundtrack that echoes deep into the mountainous settings, and cinematography that accentuates the beauty of the area, this movie is a work of art.
    Honestly, I have no good words for the blood-soaked, heart-racing, drum-pounding anger that underpins this whole story. It's just good cinema, and it's sad that movies like this don't get shown more widely.

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★

    Had some good ideas, but never really paid off on them. I hesitate to call it a horror, simply because it never really went there. It did create one of the most accurate vibes of lonely teens and young adults perpetually on the internet, but that's all it really did. Looking forward to seeing more from Jane Schoenbrun, hopefully will go further next time.

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★★

    Exactly as terrible as I expected it to be. Very meta, very clever. I love it. Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal at their best.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    So, even though you have broken my heart yet again, I wanted to say… in another life I would have really liked just doing laundry and taxes with you.

    I was not prepared, not even remotely prepared, for what this movie would bring. Not for the dazzling cinematography, the emotional gut punches, the family drama, Michelle Yeoh being just all around fantastic, none of it. I'm so glad that she got this opportunity to play all the parts she never…

  • Perfect Strangers

    Perfect Strangers

    ★★½

    Are the straights okay?
    Also, what the fuck was with that rip off of an ending? That was poorly written, and annoyingly smug.

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    ★★★★★

    This... This is the movie that broke me. The scene with the tapes was especially devastating.
    I'm glad I got the "Fade to Black and White" version, because there was something about the slow decrease in saturation that made it feel hopeless and upsetting.
    It was a fantastic movie, and it will weigh heavily on me for a while.

  • Confessions

    Confessions

    ★★★★½

    Everyone is traumatised, every one sucks, there's no one good here to cheer for.
    I was sure the high use of slow motion would annoy me, but it surprisingly didn't. The direction was amazing, the actors were well chosen, and the whole thing just felt so thoroughly depressing, I want to curl up into a ball in the corner and cry.

  • The Sadness

    The Sadness

    ★★★★½

    You are just like me… violent and depraved.

    If Mayhem is just the Belko Experiment, but more fucked up, then this is Mayhem, but about ten times more fucked up. It was gory, uncomfortable to watch, and just downright grotesque. I loved it.

    Now I need to go take a shower, because I feel super gross.

  • The Humans

    The Humans

    ★★★★

    This sits in a weird place between horror and drama, and it made me deeply uncomfortable. I spent half of it just wanting to fast forward so I wouldn't have to deal with the family issues.
    That isn't to say it was bad. Because it wasn't. It was amazing.

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    ★★★★★

    Amazingly deep and emotional, this DCAU movie focused more on Bruce Wayne's internal struggles through a story of tragic love and loss. It was far more psyche than fighting, and that only benefitted it.
    It was sad, but beautiful, and I had way too many emotions while watching it. This is definitely my favourite DCAU movie.

  • The Cellar

    The Cellar

    ★½

    Built up this really cool alchemy maths mystery, and then ruined it with a twist I called in the first 10 minutes. And unfortunately that twist made the build up seem worse.

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★

    I get what they were trying to do here, and it would have been a lot better if it had actually focused on the native Americans, not two white people. It felt really diluted, and almost like a white saviour narrative because of that.