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  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    Novel-based filmmaking of the worst kind, kind where the screenplay just "reads" the plot from its source material. The potential "psychology" of its characters gets sacrificed for immediately relatable archetypes - an insecure "conservative" girl, one-dimensional evil dog-eat-dog capitalist and a sensitive "Nice guy". Rest is shock schlock for lowest common denominators.

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    A celebration of creative mediocrity - structurally bland and offensively windy. Hack Lynch and his aberrant hunger for white erotica/everything fail to go anywhere beyond arbitrary thrills. Your coffee shop out-of-nowhere doesn't even scratch the surface of real world out-of-nowhere. Californiana through a philistine's lens. Canon-slaves will groove regardless.

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  • Pulse

    Pulse

    ★★★★★

    Unhinged abstraction. A grey, fever dreamy Tokyo as a soul incinerator, witnessing the interplay of overflowing systems. Nobody needs nobody, friends are mere nonentities drifting into secluded neglect, bodies coveting a state of oblivion inside walls, disappearing into them. The specters of urban malaise are manifold, thoroughly complimented here by the grey inertness of Cyberspace and its hypnagogic wastelands. This is a standstill. A droning, deserted video game parlor imitates an agitated poltergeist.

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    ★★★★★

    god-level. no other series in the history of impressionist genre cinema has ever pushed corporate biotechnological horrors to such absurd levels, till a point where nothing - literally nothing - you see on the screen is the final truth. it isn't for no reason that the word "undead" gets thrown around with such emphasis, - there is more non-obvious meaning to it in anderson's armature - being "undead" is a state worse and more insulting than being "dead" in the…