• The Last Client

    The Last Client

    ★★

    Suspension of Belief: The Movie.

  • Speak No Evil

    Speak No Evil

    ★★★★½

    I know Haneke is the inspiration thrown around in regards to this. I see why. If Ruben Östlund and Ari Aster collaborated, this is what they’d probably come up with.

    Watch it, and you might regret it. Don’t watch it, and you will surely regret it.

    One of the best modern, Danish movies made.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    Holy fuck! This is how to do Batman.

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★½

    This made me want to reread the excellent “An Instance of the Fingerpost” by Iain Pears.

    Also, Driver (EDIT: Affleck - don’t know how I got Driver) was nominated for a Razzie for this!? Whatdafark!? That’s beyond ridiculous!

  • Jungleland

    Jungleland

    ★★½

    This feels like a million other indie movies, yet I couldn’t tell you exactly which. It’s just endlessly derivative. Well acted, though.

  • No One Gets Out Alive

    No One Gets Out Alive

    ★★★

    Just… well made. And the CGI? Way better than it should be in a movie on this budget.

  • Warrior

    Warrior

    ★★★★

    It’s derivative and formulaic and manipulative as hell, and I can’t help loving it. It just pushes every button with me. Seen it, what, four times already.

  • The Venus Effect

    The Venus Effect

    ★★★½

    Yeah, I enjoyed this. Almost purely authentic dialogue, believable acting, pleasantly devoid of the “old people hate gay people” trope. The characters and problems facing the couple are believable and engaging. And I laughed, so who cares if the protagpnist couple’s love is doomed? ‘Cause, you know, it clearly is. One balks at making her sexuality her entire personality. The other has done just that to a large degree. Also, one loves nature, one yearns for the city. But like I said, it’s a rom-com, and I laughed and cared.

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★

    You know that “Replace All Your Meals With This Soylent Green Except It Isn’t People  But It Tastes Like Shitty, Lukewarm Pancake Batter And Kinda, Sorta, Almost Makes You Wish It Actually WERE People”? Huel? Yeah, this movie is the cinematic equivalent of Huel.

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★

    Hey, you guys? Great news! Hollywood’s gonna save us all from climate change with glib condescension.

  • I See You

    I See You

    ★★★

    That’s Helen Hunt. No, really. That is Helen Hunt.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★

    “Psycho Repulsion Dead Again” may be Edawrd Wright’s worst film, but it’s also his least good film, and I’ll take that any day.