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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★

    I needed a second viewing of the original to really appreciate it and I’m thinking that may be the case here too. 

    I was a little lukewarm on Luca’s ‘18 version of Suspiria upon leaving and couldn’t figure out why. Something about it felt empty, yet so much of it kept my mind churning afterward. This is a slow, visually gray and very physical film. It’s almost the exact opposite of Dario Argento’s original, which is operatic and famous (infamous?)…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★

    They just can’t seem to get these Predator sequels right. I give it credit for coming up with a kind of subversive rationale for why they keep coming to the planet to hunt us peoples and it did have some pretty funny moments.

    Other than that? Generic Action 101. And don’t get me started on the dumbassery surrounding the space ship at the end.

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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    One of the most metal movies ever made.

    I don’t know that I can write much of a “review” for this. So much of it spoke to me personally. It’s dreamy, trippy and downright insane at times. Slower-paced but not. The score is incredible... alone it’s probably Johann Johannsson’s best work (gone too soon). But then you add Stephen O’Malley from Sunn O)))? Damn.

    I’m really appreciating Panos Cosmatos’ burgeoning aesthetic. He doesn’t just rest on poaching an ‘80s feel…

  • Izo

    Izo

    ★★★★½

    Untethered from space and time and cursed to walk the earth in rage and bitterness, the spirit of Izo is condemned to kill. Described as a remnant of a grudge, he is the irrationality of all systems of control. He’s the horror hidden inside these systems, borne from them in fact. 

    Watching this again it makes far more sense than it probably should. Don’t expect something linear, though; that would undermine its power. Izo is at once surreal and all…