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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★

    Hereditary may be the scariest film I've ever seen; unsettling in the highest order. With horror brought out through themes of regret and uncertainty and a sense of dread progressively heightened through chilling subtleties, Hereditary achieves a level of horror only reached by masters of the genre: the kind that is not so easily shaken. I felt completely helpless and destabilized by the places this film goes, but I could only be fascinated by Ari Aster's remarkable control over the craft.

    Can't wait to see it again. 88/100

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

    First Reformed is a brilliant account of the duality of man and our hopeless battle against the finality of the universe. 90/100

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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    Why do I love movies?


    *154 minutes later*



    Oh ya, that's why. 97/100

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    Good Time goes a lot of places in 100 minutes. Pacing isn't even the right word to describe the flow of this film; Good Time accelerates from scene to scene, constantly gaining momentum and never ceasing to perpetuate urgency. The credits, both opening and closing, bleed into the film, accenting the actions on-screen, rather than slowing or taking away from them. From the crash zoom on Robert Pattinson's face that abruptly closes the opening scene, I knew the Safdie brothers…