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  • The Glass Castle

    The Glass Castle

    ★★

    (hi, so sorry, but i'm going to have to start alternating the shitty memory reviews with newer stuff. I assure you that I am only doing so as to prevent more shitty memory reviews down the line, and it is not in any way my intention to Goose Island with your emotions.)

    (also this movie is somehow both over-done and lazy so my review will be too. thanks)

    37/100

    1. Brie Larson and Destin Daniel Crenton, hungry middlebrow ladder-climbers last…

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    ★★★½

    INSUBSTANTIAL MEMORY REVIEW #8

    62/100

    Total failure as adaptation, losing all of Thompson's political intent, and embarrassing itself when it tries to reclaim it. But as a Sensory experience-- Hunter S Thompson: the ride-- it's a lot of fun, and one of the few films that I think is aided by being HUGELY REPETITIVE.

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy

    ★★★★½

    84/100

    Showed this to my father. He was bored by it. I explained to him that the fact that he loves me enough to watch any film I want him to is what the film is basically about. He said "No Julian, it's about lesbian lepidopterists."

    It's still a masterpiece, Dad.

  • Mustang

    Mustang

    ★★★★

    73/100

    Hot Take 1: The Great Escape + The Virgin Suicides = me underselling the fuck out of this movie.

    Hot Take 2: A beautiful, ten-legged monster is sliced up by the patriarchy, but bravely refuses to bleed.