• Grounded: Making The Last of Us

    Grounded: Making The Last of Us

    ★★★½

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

    Review of The Last of Us Part II

    Really bold to villainize Joel and Ellie the way they did. It perfectly contradict the first by switching the core message from LOVE to HATE, all while effectively shock you, with (mostly) well earned twists and grotesque violence. The Abby section worked better in concept, it's 40% of the game, but so much of it is just cheap writing, like we see her be nice to dogs, she care about children etc,…

  • Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin

    ★★

    Shyamalan is frustrating, because he tackle themes that he's clearly intrested in exploring. However, most filmmakers use said thematics throught subtext to amplify the parallel feeling. But not Shyamalan, he just creates a literal story about it, resulting in his negative habits. I don't get it, had It not been Shyamalan, people wouldn't be as dismissive of his shortcomings.

    Props for decent representation, though.

  • Grounded: Making The Last of Us

    Grounded: Making The Last of Us

    ★★★★½

    Episode 3

    Unironically one of the best LGBTQIA stories ever made. Love that the show doesn't mimic as much as it expands on the universe. Playing the games will hit a lot different after this.

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★½

    The film was alright, but the OST is maybe album of the year

  • Grounded: Making The Last of Us

    Grounded: Making The Last of Us

    ★★★★

    Review of Episode 1

    This is gonna be a lovely weekly ritual, I can tell you that. Although I am a little afraid that they're rushing the story, but it's also curios in its narrative choices. Are they planning on something special? Maybe even risky? Maybe at the midpoint, when we will be able to see Tommy? Maybe it's not intrested in retelling, but actually re imagining it?

    I like the cast as well, Bella Ramsey is great, they usually…

  • M3GAN

    M3GAN

    ★★★

    It's decent entertainment for sure. Pretty inconsistent A.I logic, and I don't think M3gan is fit to be a horror icon, as she doesn't have anything worthwhile that stands out. A little dance isn't enough for me, I'm sorry.

    It does have a pretty effective commentary on society's addiction to technology, and how it can result in resentment between humans. Sure it's on the nose, but considering what kind of movie this is, I appreciated it. The kills were cool too, despite the unfortunate PG13 rating.

    In terms of acting performances, it could've better, or at least more campy.

  • Sausage Party

    Sausage Party

    ★½

    There's a whole world of adult animation out there, Sausage Party did jack shit for the medium. I'm not even sure if I can even call this film adult, considering how childlike it is with its humor.

  • Day for Night

    Day for Night

    ★★★★

    Humility is the most admirable trait a person can bear, in my opinion, and Truffaut exercise that trait in Day for Night. This being my fourth Truffaut feature, I can confidentially say that this man truly values human connection, but that connection is hard to manage when you're an artist. And he thoroughly express that idea in his other films.

    Furthermore, Jean Pierre Léaud continues to persuade me of what great acting truly is, as he carries over the arrogance he wonderfully displayed in Bed and Board.

  • Wrath of Man

    Wrath of Man

    ★★★

    Not a big fan of how this is structured, it only complicates a very straightforward narrative. Also, I think it's time that filmmakers use more inventive ways to display time passing. Text on screen looks ugly.

    But Guy Richie is a pretty talented genre filmmaker, which I really appreciate. Hyped for his newest film that's coming out next week.

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    ★★★★★

    Only watched the latter half, but idc, GDT'S Pinocchio is perfect no matter where you start it.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★

    On rewatch, it make less narrative sense. I hate when movies become what they poke fun at, especially when they try to garner in new fans , which is to say illogical inclusions of pre-determined characters and surface leveled meta commentary. It's kinda headache inducing. I'm not opposed to franchises progressing ( even though this film try very hard to convince me that I am), I'm always 100% on board on changes, but not for the worse. The drama is…

  • Flus

    Flus

    The lack of understanding people have for what Flus is representing is embarrassing. It's a pseudo realistic depiction of the gang violence that has and is happening in Norway. It's not perfect, but pretty well done all things considered.

    Also, I actually knew the lead once. We went to a vacation island together when we were small.