Eva has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2021.

  • White Bird in a Blizzard

    White Bird in a Blizzard

    ★★★

    eva green as mommy dearest mvp in a film that works on literally no levels and is bizarrely compelling nonetheless...neither truly dreamy or manic-ecstatic in the mode of Araki's better works, instead a chimeric, self-devouring mess of half-thought ideas about the nuclear family...meek husbands with violent tempers underneath, bored housewives inflicting their dysphoric ennui on their daughters, it's nothing that hasn't been iterated on already...more interesting is the structure, narrative dispensed in fitful disjoint recollection, false resolutions and the entire thing circular in both minute and overarching senses....can't really live up to the opening song

  • X: The Movie

    X: The Movie

    ★★★

    brash, disintegrative, and schizophasic, an apocalypse through and of aesthetic dissipation and reassemblage at increasingly bewildering speeds, CLAMP's aesthetic and narrative sensibilities centrifuged inside of the brain of a very dumb guy until something totally unrecognizable and wild oozes out along with the blood and amniotic fluid and magic swords. i honestly feel like this really suffers though if you have any familiarity with the source text, though, because otherwise this is completely dead behind the eyes. there's something interesting…

  • Cursed

    Cursed

    ★★★

    by no stretch ever a masterpiece but i was ready to sound the "unfairly maligned minor work" alarm more or less until the climax kicks in and it goes from like, fun dumb comfort food with a hot cast and a high degree of tonal elasticity to insultingly stupid bullshit with no direction and less than zero ideas (extremely unsurprising to learn that the climax/ending were shoehorned in by weinstein on like the third or fourth reshoots, it REALLY shows).…