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  • Luce

    Luce

    ★★★

    i've never seen a film wish so hard that it was a stage production instead! julius onah's adaptation of j.c. lee's play seems to take no joy in moving from stage to screen, the few cinematic garnishes onah adds feeling like tropey afterthoughts rather than a way of reimagining a narrative (does a character look through a window and see another character having sex? you bet they do!).

    performance-wise, there is obviously nothing to fault – octavia spencer and naomi…

  • The Monster

    The Monster

    ★★

    bitches will really be like "forgive your parent for all of the emotional damage now or this monster eats you", SILENCE CLOWN go write a better script

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  • To the Bone

    To the Bone

    ★★★

    i'm the ‪girl who sees keanu reeves and says "are you trying to turn me straight"‬

  • God's Own Country

    God's Own Country

    ★★★★

    i was lucky enough to attend a screening with a director q&a afterwards, in which francis lee revealed that one of his biggest influences for this film was pretty woman to everyone's delight.

    other highlights:
    - the sounds of the yorkshire countryside are very key to the film; gheorghe has his own special wind sound that follows him through the film and remains after he has left, like an audio haunting
    - bird sounds in the film are also significant…