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  • Heaven Can Wait

    Heaven Can Wait

    ★★★½

    There’s a flimsiness to the film’s structure and a chasteness to its content that doesn’t always work in its favour, but overall the whole thing is still completely charming and cozy like a warm blanket. It leans a little more towards romance than comedy—though it’s still quite funny—and its gentle yet unsentimental treatment of aging is genuinely touching. We grow increasingly befuddled, irrelevant, and cranky as we age, and all the people we know disappear from our lives, and that’s…

  • Greta

    Greta

    ★★★

    Two phenomenal performances in the service of I don’t know what. The first hour is kind of great, and it knows exactly how to tell a story about a young woman being terrorized by a middle-aged European weirdo who just wants to apologize: treat the whole thing like a genuine horror film. This part works wonderfully, and is both hilarious and legitimately terrifying. But the final act is truly baffling in its laziness. There are a couple of great moments,…

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    A couple flaws hold this back from perfection—but that’s not what this is about. The Lighthouse has nearly everything I could want in a film: really meaty/salty dialogue, arresting visuals that contribute meaning, and just filth everywhere. On the surface, it’s about your standard case of sea madness, but beneath the waves lurk: Guilt! Power! Monsters! Sex! Masculinity! Mythology!? My only real gripe is that you can’t put Robert Pattinson next to Willem Dafoe and expect him to actually keep up—he can barely hold his accent together, let alone fully dive into his character’s petulance and frustration.

  • Vengeance of the Zombies

    Vengeance of the Zombies

    ★★½

    Hindu gurus, voodoo rituals, and the legacy of the British colonization of South Asia all converge in this zombie-revenge romp. It’s all incomprehensible nonsense—I can’t even imagine how this came to be. But Paul Naschy doesn’t disappoint, and there are some truly wild moments!