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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    I didn't care too much for Lanthimos's previous two features. In fact, I found them to be dull and lifeless, which is the point I know, but it didn't work for me. The Favourite is a great departure from that, being it is the most delightful film I've seen all year. The wit is razor sharp and the tension is palpable. The performances are brilliantly entrancing. Yorgos's Kubrickian cinematography returns, this time channeling that of Barry Lyndon and A Clockwork…

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★½

    Fantastic style, but suffers from severe pacing issues.

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    Arrival is quite possibly the most profound mainstream science fiction film of the century. Trying to unpack all of its substance in this short review wouldn't even come close to doing it justice. Arrival gracefully balances its themes of time, language, the meaning of life, and even the nature of cinema itself. All of which is elevated by its perfect cinematography and score. Maybe some day I will write a long form analysis after a third or fourth viewing. Arrival…

  • The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen

    ★★★★

    Way better than Lady Bird