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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    This one will have essays written about it for a long time...

    Comparing this to Dario Agento's Suspiria is like comparing apples to oranges. Like some has said, this is more of a rebirth than a remake. Guadagnino put his own spell in place with this entrancing tale of The Markos Dance Company.

    P.S. The only thing I hate about this is the final shot. It wasn't even in focus!

  • Mid90s

    Mid90s

    ★★★★

    Some glaringly poor narrative decisions but the bond between the boys is undeniably charming. Add some great music, editing, you have a film where those questionable narrative flaws might just go over your head.

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

    I adore this.

    An intriguing, original concept that has yet to be seen (at least by me), and I don't normally do sci-fi, but this... this is my cup of sci-fi tea.

    The screenplay is genius. Not overly dense, but thought-provoking while still being relatable, at least whenever Oscar Issac's Nathan is "bro"ing out. And although I haven't seen much of Alex Garland's previous work, if this is any indication to what he's done and what he'll be doing in…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    And it happened...

    If I was being completely critical of the film, there are faults to be found. Forcefully pushing musical numbers in too quickly without ever developing the plot in its first half, I was getting worried.

    However all those faults can be erased when the emotional textures of the film kicks in as the chemistry of Gosling and Stone dazzles on screen.

    By the end, the film leaves your heart racing, breathless through Chazelle's fine direction, Hurwitz's ear-candy…