A super-cute subversive crowd-pleaser. "Pronouns!
A strong, stylish procedural that focuses on the investigators and the dogged accrual of evidence, as well as the interplay between the media, law enforcement and LA as place / space. I'm not sure why people are complaining that a doco about a serial killer / rapist / child molester is macabre; it's not really lurid, but even-tempered and grim in its presentation, and anyway, wtf were you expecting? My Little Pony?
Impressive on every level, and easily one of the best horror films (and one of the best films about sex) of the last whenever. This is a compelling, intelligent, beautifully written and lovingly presented film that leverages the history and the potential of the genre to maximum effect. Unlike most horror flicks I've seen for a long time it has a real story to tell - about the complicated nature of people, places, urban decay, class, societal expectations, friendship, desire and so on. I like this so much that I'm going to open a new university course I'm writing with it. Academia!
Alien: Garden Centre.
I don't know the source material so had no expectations. As it's really uneven in places I spent a while not sure what it was capital-A about, but both bf & I really liked the silence, colour, sound and movement of the second half. In general I'm 100% into Garland's interest in how people respond to a beautiful, indifferent, apocalyptic other, so I lean well towards generosity in the wobbly bits. It's imperfect but original and captivating. It's a real pity it didn't get released on the big screen.