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  • Joker

    Joker

    There is a quote by Bojack Horseman that explains Phillips' Joker just perfectly - "it has nothing to say and it says that nothing badly". This movie is a mess, pretty well shot but still a huge mess of primitive philosophy and missed opportunities accompanied by an amazing score by Hildur Guðnadóttir and surprisingly so-so performance by Joaquin Phoenix. A typical edgy comedy director Todd Phillips who thinks you can’t be funny without being offensive turned a story about deranged…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    I don’t write much often lately but if I do it’s about something very special, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is that one special movie. Glorious but tamed lesbian period drama, but not emotionally tamed: nearly every scene is as piercingly intense as the best suspense thrillers you can think of. I can't say that I'm a huge admirer of earlier Céline Sciamma but after seeing Portrait of a Lady on Fire I just know she's one of the…

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    Over the past few years we've seen great accomplishments in horror films by first-time directors such as Robert Eggers (The VVitch), Jordan Peele (Get Out), Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Julia Ducournau (Raw). And it's pretty hard to believe that but Hereditary is Ari Aster's debute feature. Filmmaking is exceptional and igniting, Ari Aster is holding you in your seat from the very first to the very last second.

    This movie tells a story of a family that consists of…

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★★

    Volk but make it a feature film.