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  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • Asako I & II
  • All About Eve
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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  • Incantation

    ★★★

  • Not Okay

    ★★

  • Touch of Evil

    ★★★★★

  • Shaft

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

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

    Left me feeling sick and angry, and not in the ways intended I’m sure. Seemed to completely bypass how rape affects its victims, instead deciding to create a revenge thriller around how an event shaped the friend (Carey Mulligan) of a victim. This leads to what is essentially a thinly sketched caricature that’s less defined by who her friend was/what her friend represented, and more about getting catharsis at one’s own expense.....

    .....EXCEPT, that catharsis never comes when the movie…

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★★

    Pure genre thrills. Peele just about proves he’s one of the most exciting directors working today, fully in tune with his craft. There are 10 shots in this 2hr runtime where I whispered “movies” with the giddy excitement of a child. 

    Palmer and Kaluuya are a dynamite pair, and I would like a Michael Wincott resurgence NOW please.