Dimitri Kraus

reverse paranoiac

film writer at Movie Marker, infrequent video person

Favorite films

  • Song to Song
  • Undine
  • Halloween II
  • The Rules of Attraction

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

  • Badlands

    ★★★★★

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    When Tony Scott tragically passed in 2012, he left a seemingly unfillable void in contemporary American cinema. His works shared that unmistakeably hopeful flair, blending heart-stopping action with immense humanism — something no other filmmaker has been able to replicate since. But with Top Gun: Maverick, Joseph Kosinski comes incredibly close to capturing Scott’s spirit: be it the simple joy of sharing a song in a bar or building friendships during a beach football game, the sequel once again prioritizes…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    Ke Huy Quan pulls off such a sincere riff on Tony Leung’s suavity in this, unreal.

    ily all, everything matters

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    For Mom & Dad
    Love is the genesis of everything”

    A grandiose palate cleanser for the era of clinical nostalgia bait and sexless tentpoles: a wholly earnest sci-fi romance with some of the most exuberant set pieces this side of Fury Road, empathetic and incisive in equal measure. It rules precisely because Lana allows it to be so unapologetically sincere, tender, and affecting, especially considering the impersonal blockbuster landscape. Truly one of the most compassionate films about mental health ever created,…

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★★

    It’s quite surreal to be able to casually stroll into a local multiplex and watch something as gloriously unhinged and lovingly crafted as Malignant. James Wan’s ode to genre cinema is his twisted horror masterpiece: a cinematic work that is not only startlingly aware of its genre-specific features, but one that harkens back to its incredibly diverse horror roots. Not since Rob Zombie have we seen a filmmaker so inclined to revere the genre’s most virulently, unfairly maligned sensibilities and…