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  • Deer Boy

    Deer Boy


    Actual review of this 15-minute gem can be found at Sonneteer at the Cinema!

  • Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers

    Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers


    This, too, has been sonnetized for your protection.

  • That Sugar Film

    That Sugar Film


    One of the more entertaining entries in the OMGEVILFOOOD genre, owing a lot to Morgan Spurlock. Interludes by the likes of Stephen Fry keep it lively and a little silly, but well, if one has seen Sue Perkins and Giles Coren do this same schtick (establish baseline health, go on crazy diet, follow up to see the damage) through centuries of historical cuisines, this isn't quite as satisfying.

    Trigger warning: about 50 minutes in, there is a scene involving some…

  • The White Countess

    The White Countess


    Full review over at zee blog.

  • The Trench

    The Trench


  • The Beyond

    The Beyond


    Some distractingly bad dialogue ("complexing" occurred a lot), turning what should have been a major character into a prop that didn't even get a name, and a lot of bad technobabble made this kind of a dumb film getting in the way of neat ideas. Watch Europa Report instead.

  • War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812

    War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812


    Pierre at Borodino is over of the most ridiculous and perfect sequences in film.

  • War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky

    War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky


    I still lose it when the army first marches into Austria, singing away, unaware how boned they already are. That and the Daniel Cooper are my favorite scenes in this one.

  • Solaris



    Everybody else has already said everything about this film. Everybody either loves it passionately or hates it just as passionately. Its worthy of both evaluations, I suppose. I for one find it bewitching from beginning to end (except maybe the sepia toned tour of downtown Tokyo toward the beginning, which really does just go on for too long but I know why it's there).

  • Annihilation



    Once again, my "full" review is here.

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    The Spirit of the Beehive


    Full review HERE