Lee, or El Duderino, if, you're not into the whole brevity thing

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    Watcher

    [SUNDANCE 3]

    It Follows 2: Rear Window 

    Maika Monroe once again makes you question why  studios aren't casting her in more films, specially horror/thrillers. A great psychological thriller—albeit uninventive and feeling like an expanded short film—that taps into the daily struggles many women have: walking home alone at night, being patronised, not being taken seriously when they feel in danger, riding public transportation solo, etc.. A promising directorial debut from Chloe Okuno, with some solid cinematography, and a musical score…

  • Pleasure

    Pleasure

    "I'm not here to make friends; I'm here to work."

    [Sundance #4]

    You do watch it for the plot! An official 2020 Cannes selection and 15min short of the same name, Pleasure marks Swedish director Ninja (pronounced Nin-Ya) Thyberg's feature directorial debut. It was filmed back in 2018-2019, hence the aforementioned bits of context, but Sundance marks its first mainstream outing. The closing sentences from the aforementioned—also Cannes submitted—short's synopsis should cue you in one what kind of tone we're…

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    The wolf is full grown now, and he hungers for the rest.

    Hamlet’s Vinland Saga. I’m still confused as to why A24 dropped the ball on an Eggers film (and supposedly isn’t doing much to also get Nosferatu on the way), but it’s still very much in line with their usual output—specially making for an excellent double feature with The Green Knight. If you want a spiritual journey that resonates with you, take the green pill; for the more action…

  • Close

    Close

    Another entry into the Noomi Rapace needs a better agent universe. It’s almost as if for every good film she does, she gets cast in 2 or 3 bland straight to streaming films that I can’t imagine paid very well; she deserves better. She always puts in her work, but this was just so beneath her and felt like a bad ripoff of Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan—the latter which actually has a better Rapace role. You don’t get enough…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    "Tomorrow you'll know I wasn't kidding, and you'll think I was crazy. But I figured it this way: better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime!"

    Oh, I'm sorry. My apologies, that's from the wrong film. Here we go, I think it's this one:

    "All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets". …

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

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

    "A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later." - Stanley Kubrick

    This quote from one of the GOATs of cinema really came to mind while experiencing this soon to flop excellent poetic space odyssey. And I make it a point of importance to use the word "odyssey", not because of the obvious comparisons…