Over-extended transfemme law student procrastinating by watching and reviewing movies.
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John Wick: Chapter 4 2023
I am Klaus. The fourth installment of the John Wick franchise is essentially huge exposition dumps in-between largely lackluster action. Its opening scene is like an extended disorienting trailer. The scoring is uneven across the film and used abruptly at odd times. It excels in color and lighting choices, and has several interesting cinematic moments. The subway and shuffling cards looked awesome. My favorite moment was on the stairway, Keanu just falls and falls demonstrating the tongue in cheek nature of…
How’s that for traumatic? This dreamy mystery beautifully mixes the power of technology and subconscious anxieties. It is full of mind-blowing and terror-inducing moments. The animation is strikingly good, from the multitudes of butterflies to the rain dripping down windshields. The film goes in and out of dreams seamlessly, which is jarring in the best way. It does have an especially disturbing scene, with a very rapey vibe, that I found unpleasant. Paprika and Konakawa were my favorite characters. I love how they show Konakawa’s passion for movies, particularly at the end of the film.
I'm gonna go home and sleep with my wife! Simply, the greatest whodunnit of all time. This film has brilliant physical comedy and tension building. It is brimming with snappy dialogue, delivered expertly by a dynamic cast. Tim Curry is always fantastic in a mansion and especially charming as Wadsworth. I love the multiple endings; the film’s subverting of expectations makes it exceptionally remarkable.
Beau Is Afraid 2023
Drink this paint with me. This 3-hour long nightmarish comedy is worth every second. Beau’s tragic journey moves quickly and interestingly enough that the film flies by. Though it has many jarring moments, the purposeful ridiculousness of the film makes it quite funny. Joaquin Phoenix is great, but Amy Ryan, Nathan Lane, and Kylie Rogers are amazing. Stephen McKinley Henderson is shockingly creepy as Beau’s therapist and Richard Kind made me chuckle. Ari Aster’s cinematography is always outstanding but the forest…