Benjamin Clarke

The secret to a happy moviegoing life is loving David Lynch and Michael Bay at the same time.

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Mandy
  • Under the Silver Lake

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  • Edward Scissorhands

    ★★★★★

  • RRR

    ★★★★★

  • Men

    ★★★

  • The World's End

    ★★★★★

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    Hollywood found dead in a fucking ditch! RRR is the truth! Let its song and dance make your very being soar the way three Spider-Men could only try. I promise you, every second of this 3-hour epic of fire, water, revolution, and, most of all, friendship, is never wasted. I’m no expert on Indian cinema, but I cannot think of a better way into the insanity and heart of this world of moviemaking. A blast-and-a-half, and then some. See this as soon as you can!

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★

    An odd pivot for Alex Garland, whose previous films had such a unique precision to them that this one ultimately feels a little half-baked in comparison. It doesn't help that most of this feels a bit too much like the rest of A24's horror lineup; a muted, meandering examination of grief and trauma in an isolated setting that slowly but surely morphs into something more shocking. Aside from Garland's penchant for gruesome body horror and an air of psychedelia, Men's…

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★

    I guess Twitter and Reddit users are now Hollywood's hottest screenwriters.

    Between this and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Kevin Feige has essentially let the fans who spend day and night speculating about surprise cameos, fan-casting characters yet unseen, and forever going berserk about spoilers (even though their constant theorizing should only leave so much to the imagination) dictate the direction of these movies. This time, however, he's also invited the voices from outside the Marvel fandom, specifically those who have…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    Better critics have already summed up how you are probably going to feel about “mother!”, so it would be foolish of me to make a broken record out of the buzz. However, there is something to be said for the consensus, that this polarized reaction is one of the many reasons why Darren Aronofsky’s new film is kind of a big deal. Wait, no…not kind of big; it’s monstrous. The whole thing behaves like a wild animal bursting from its…