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  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★½

    This is where cyberpunk needs to be going, and probably won't really go again. Absolutely stunning stuff. It touches on a lot of the feelings Ghost in the Shell was interested in, but views them with a different, much more angsty, angry lense.

    The ending doesn't quite hit it, for me. Can't put my finger on why yet - something doesn't quite add up.

    It's worth noting that this film is full of very upsetting things - it's really not for everyone.

  • Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen

    ★★★★

    The best of the series, all told. It really redeems itself here - while the previous films are ultimately quite selfish, this film is a whole lot more charitable. It still completely fails to treat women as human beings, of course.

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  • Piercing

    Piercing

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There's some interesting stuff in here, but it brings very little new to the table. It's the same craziness of American Psycho - cold and calculating while also clearly off the rails - with the addition of a worthy opponent. The retro aesthetics and unusual building shots were the best bit of it, for me, but we've seen most of that in other films too.

    What I do like, a lot, is this and Audition both acting as cautionary tales,…