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  • Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    ★★★

    54/100

    On the one hand, I truly miss the Hollywood Star System. It’d be really nice to see films (non-Tom Cruise films) sold on the basis that A and B are doing X and Y in it (or better yet, A is doing B…. woof woof, amirite?), and not because intellectual property/branding/superhero whatever. But on the other hand, shit like this reminds me we’ve basically exchanged one kind of non-movie for another. Because outside that slick Aldrich touch, which nicely…

  • The Unknown

    The Unknown

    ★★★

    54/100

    Don't get the impression that I spend my days pondering ways to force-incorporate Me Tooisms into innocent 20th century art objects, but here's a good movie for all the "nice guys" out there. Y'know the ones-- boys be fixatin on a single girl in their friend-o-sphere, thinkin' that when she sits you down, complainin' all one-on-one about some jerk dude, what she really be askin' for is some a dat sweet, sweet nice guy D.

    Doesn't mean this is…

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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.