• Bait

    Bait

    extraordinary stuff. one of the most accomplished debuts in a minute. the old-school pastiche isn't just for show, Jenkin is the real deal. the superficial elements are inextricable from its consciously amateurish and startingly assured handling of filmic grammar. like so much of the best early career work of a great director, both extremely eager to please and extremely reserved and slight. i love every flaw of this movie and i love that it convinced me of its boldest gambits. can't wait for envys men

  • The Headless Woman

    The Headless Woman

    ★★★★★

    goddamn Martel. this is a masterpiece. literary, in the sense that it's great.

  • Fireworks

    Fireworks

    What am I missing?. nothing worked for me here

  • Southland Tales

    Southland Tales

    ★★★★★

    far more futuristic than previously predicted, a dissociative extravaganza at the heart of the empire. It’ll be prescient for however long America is, and beautiful for long after. Camp digital a-g melodrama Greek chorus agitprop. The Best American Movie.

  • Both Sides of the Blade

    Both Sides of the Blade

    Denis has this gift of tracing compositions between edits, so that the mise en scene of the previous image is expanded upon by its immediately succeeding shot…like a double exposure in your mind. Performances here are great, and the tension between Lindon’s assured lies and Binoche’s hysteria is staged phenomenally. It feels stupid in an adult way, and real.

    With all this, you’d be forgiven for thinking this movie was well written or smart. Unfortunately, it’s a Crime Love Triangle As…

  • Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Complete Cycle

    Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Complete Cycle

    exemplary a-g opus on the way children first begin to construct a context for the world. The hell is not the future it’s the past in present tense. Improvisational politics of performances worn as loose and tattered as the edit. scary, accomplished work

  • Beatrix

    Beatrix

    mundane liberations. obsessed with this movie

  • The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales

    pasolini aspirational fr

  • Twilight

    Twilight

    a delight! such a silly, noirish conservative fantasia that tows a successful line between atmospheric and goofy. even when it’s bad, it’s consistently beguiling. just very fun!

  • Tales from the Crypt

    Tales from the Crypt

    spooky kuleshov

  • Society

    Society

    ★★★★★

    if you’re gonna make a movie about a body horror rich person orgy cult then you should absolutely get to that part within two minutes. Glad this movie gets it.

    first time gore in an American movie made my jaw drop. god bless Screaming Mad George.

  • Silvia Prieto

    Silvia Prieto

    my son is also named bort