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  • Edward II
  • Drowning by Numbers
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • Running on Karma

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Pinned reviews

  • Jubilee



    this movie meant a lot to me in my development as An Annoying Person and will always have a place in my heart despite a lot of its provocations feeling kind of whatever now. it remains extremely funny how much it upset certain UK punks who had already kicked off their insufferable self-mythologizing. Vivienne Westwood got so mad she wrote a sanctimonious (and bizarrely homophobic) screed about it on a t-shirt (“Go make a t-shirt about it” will be the…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch


    my bet is that this is a pretty good preview of the next few years of Biden-era pop culture: bloodless, dollhouse depictions of revolt and imprisonment, politics held at arms' length, uncritical odes to ancient media institutions, etc

    fake covers looked great!

Recent reviews

  • The Passing

    The Passing


    ambitious zero-budget science fiction that I’m already predisposed to love, but mournful and melancholic in a way I don’t typically associate with these sorts of scuzzy industrial headtrips. that this devotes so much runtime to, like, Secondhand Lions-style reminiscences between two elderly characters already makes it stand apart from most other no-wave art horror things

    DIY video fx and some early Cronenberg “fax machine and an empty university library” set pieces are the big draw, and the budget constraints are…

  • Lessons from a Calf

    Lessons from a Calf


    very moving. kids are so cool

Popular reviews

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho


    ok! I needed to elaborate on how annoying this thing was. I don’t hate the guy or anything, but is there a single person less suited to making giallo movie than Edgar Wright? the fussiest, straightest, least sensual director imaginable taking on a genre primarily characterized by its unnerving explorations into fetish? we’ve already glimpsed the farthest depths of Edgar Wright’s carnal appetites and they pretty much start and stop with “what if a cute girl played video games” or…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


    weird, long middle sequence where, one after another, some new "fan favourite" would walk on screen, deliver a line of dialogue, then get gored by an Adobe After Effect. this is probably the future of movies