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  • Where The Dead Go to Die

    Where The Dead Go to Die

    ★★½

    Kinda feels like a gallimaufry of cutscenes from the most disturbing PS2 game never made.

  • Claire's Camera

    Claire's Camera

    ★★★★

    Hong is, perhaps more than any other modern filmmaker, obsessed with the epiphanic cadences of mundane badinage. From simple sentences, with accessible syntax and familiar vocabularies, the prolific filmmaker extrapolates the melancholy and loneliness afflicting his characters, those sad, despondent (though sometimes quite happy) souls who try to drown their sorrows in soju and injudicious decisions. Despite being set at Cannes, a festival of moving images, Claire’s Camera is, like most of Hong’s recent work, a film about the meaning of words, of the confusions that arise, and the insinuations that skulk in the spaces between.

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  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    ★½

    If this is what passes for satire in 2016, I hope we all die really soon.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    More tk at Mubi but this is an achingly beauteous and painful portrait of a complicated, toxic co-dependent relationship. Empathetic without veering into saccharine, it has flawed, yearning, damaged, flesh-and-blood characters (though no one acts or talks like people; the film adheres to a weird but consistent internal logic) that, while retaining the self-destructive and selfish tendencies of PTA’s other characters, feel more complicated, worth caring about instead of just watching them destroy themselves. Anderson, who has in the past…