• The Cameraman's Revenge

    The Cameraman's Revenge

    It is difficult to really articulate something positive without adding a caveat for modern audiences, at least somewhat:
    This is a fun curiosity, and it is quite a fun film. But it feels its age in a way that similarly ancient films may not. It is, after all, one of the first animation films, and quite possibly the first modern stop motion animation film. If you can look at it as a film of its time, it's like no other motion picture.

  • Possibly in Michigan
  • Neighbours

    Neighbours

    Proof that to be artful one needn't be drab or boring, and that to be funny one needn't avoid heavy topics

  • ARCANE

    ARCANE

    Considering the high praise I was expecting some underground gem, but this short truly did close to nothing to me, which is really unfortunate.

  • Mickey's Trailer

    Mickey's Trailer

    This short is great, don't get me wrong, the animation is fluid, the great Disney trio is so vivid and the voices are captivating. However, it completely blindsided me seeing the first 30 seconds or so, it's so surreal to watch that stuff today and not be at least a bit shocked at how lightly it's treated.

  • Thunder

    Thunder

    Tense is one word to describe this movie. It's always bubbling with tension and even fear, from the persistent synths, to the shifting lights and the anxious woman covering her face, it's never contemplative. It's also great, and quite poetic in its use of light and stop motion.

  • The Four Troublesome Heads

    The Four Troublesome Heads

    A master class in editing even for today. Such a clever, forward thinking and surreal little film.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

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

    Num período em que o conceito de multiverso está em alta, este filme não só inova como subverte.

    A ideia de múltiplos universos está no ar há algum tempo — afinal, a ideia do filme surgiu ainda em 2010, e o roteiro começou a ser escrito em 2016 — mas hoje, mais do que nunca, esse conceito está em voga. E nesse ponto, o meu medo era "Tudo, Em Todo Lugar, Ao Mesmo Tempo" ser uma execução típica do conceito,…

  • The Room

    The Room

    Saying that The Room is a movie so terrible that it's good is an old trope.

    But it's true, it's laughably bad. As it's own thing it's horrid and pure misogyny, but it's so difficult to take it seriously in its kitsch that you can't help but have fun with it.

  • Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 60s in Brussels

    Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 60s in Brussels

    Didn't connect with it. It simultaneously tries to be a conceptual french new wave piece and a 90s teen film, and it doesn't work, because it doesn't really feel connected to its own characters, or to anything, really. It's just kind of slow and boring. I couldn't even finish it, it felt that it had no point, and I tried to be entertained, but the painfully corny musings of Michele didn't really feel like her genuine feelings. The characters NEVER…

  • Outer Space

    Outer Space

    ★★★★

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

    Content Warning: The film features flashing B&W reel.

    This is a fucking terrifying experience.
    If anything, it reminds me a bit of one technique by Alfred Hitchcock —a kind of exposure tension — and Sound Collage music. We have been exposed to the lady entering the house, and hitting something with what seems to be a lamp, however, we don't have the full picture, the film goes out of reel, burns, dissipates, overlaps and loops in such a way that…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Protip: don't carry rocks around if someone hates you