• Stories We Tell

    Stories We Tell

    ★★★

    This is nice enough but there is no way in hell the director believes that this documentary is about how people tell their own stories in contradictory and incomplete ways? It's easy to see how she came up with that premise. I think memories and the inherently flawed way we tell stories is absolutely fascinating. But the movie is in no way about that. It tells its story in a linear, very clear way. The family unanimously agrees on the…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    It's truly amazing to see a movie in which no one (except emma stone who does the best she can, and andrew garfield, but he tried too hard) seems to even try. it is so devoid of energy and passion and even lacks basic craftsmanship in many areas(that screenplay is an absolute mess and the movie oftentimes looks hideous). I will never get over the fact that this is the last movie from this spiderman era, the drop in quality…

  • Nimic

    Nimic

    Exceptionally well made as usual but does Lanthimos realise that most of his output in the recent years (excluding the Favourite) has more or less devolved into stock fodder for cinephiles looking for their monthly dose of slightly creepy yet kind of safe high-brow discomfort ?

  • Climax

    Climax

    The dance scenes are the peak of his filmography and they're truly exciting and breathtaking. Kind of a shame that the rest of the movie gives in to tired, childish, and ultimately boring excesses. It gets old fast (even formally speaking) and becomes actively annoying the second time watching it, where even the shock value isn't to be found because of how apparent and flashy the strings he's pulling are. Still his best though

  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void

    ★½

    Watching this sober is torture

  • Last Words

    Last Words

    the films I have seen so far that have received the cannes 2020 certificate were admittedly all below the average cannes movie (whatever that means), for obvious and totally understandable reasons, but I keep thinking about how this may be one of the most unengaging and flat movies I have ever seen. There's legitimately not one exciting moment in this

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    Halfway through the movie it struck me that I was about to become the sleeping opera audience from the opening scene. Their past was my future. So highly conceptual. The key to the movie hiding in the opening minutes.

    Please tell me I was the first to come up with this.

  • Ema

    Ema

    ★★★½

    nicolas jaar score every movie challenge! the way even the most potentially boring scene feels *profound* whenever one of his metallic synth stabs occur! no words !

  • Goodnight Mommy

    Goodnight Mommy

    ★½

    the way this turns into dumb sadistic TRASH in a matter of a seconds wow no words

  • Blanche Gardin: I Talk to Myself

    Blanche Gardin: I Talk to Myself

    ★★★★★

    all hail to blanche gardin

  • The Smell of Us

    The Smell of Us

    A safe teen movie about young skaters and the stunts they pull off! Not every scene was about skating though, as many scenes confront the viewer with the relatable day-to-day struggles of youth!

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    this was so stupid , ultimately childish and so heavy-handed in its symbolism. I'm trying to think how the implications of the story within a story could have been even less subtle but I literally can't! I mean, this is a movie that literally has the main character walk past a white on black painting with the word "revenge" spelled in capital letters in case anyone missed the point of it. The novel at the center of the story is…