Dimitri Kraus

reverse paranoiac

film writer at Movie Marker, infrequent video person

Favorite films

  • Song to Song
  • Undine
  • The Lords of Salem
  • Buffalo '66

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  • Day Shift

    ★★★½

  • Not Okay

    ★★

  • Nope

    ★★★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★★

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  • Day Shift

    Day Shift

    ★★★½

    This whips so much ass, always a pleasure to see stuntwork coordinators successfully transition to the director’s chair. Copious amounts of Evil Dead-esque nastiness, appropriately silly gore gags, and a surprisingly detailed mythology — all wrapped in an expertly choreographed action spectacle. What a ride, a total antithesis of Netflix’s vanilla action template.

  • Not Okay

    Not Okay

    ★★

    “Why do people like you get movies on Netflix and Hulu…” - a line from this Hulu film

    just like Fresh earlier this year, this falls into the same category of “algorithm cinema for people who like to hate algorithm cinema”. not nearly as biting of a satire as it tries to be, and Zoey Deutch (who is always wonderful!) plays the character a bit too sympathetic for her to commit to something so abhorrent. as far as the social…

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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…