Oscars Death Race enthusiast and Greyhound apologist.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 2023
It's good, but it's not as good as Into.
The main thing to say about this film is that it's bloated and unstructured. Compared to the immaculate structure of Into, this suffers from being a two-parter and being clumsily constructed. Major plot elements are either abruptly dropped (The Spot), or improperly prepared (Miguel O'Hara). As the film progresses the major thematic elements coalesce more coherently, especially building into Beyond contrasting Miles forging his own path against his 42 variant, but…
Girl, Interrupted 1999
The last fifteen minutes of this film tanked it for me, in a really disappointing way. I was genuinely really engaged by it up until that point. Disappointingly melodramatic and nonsensical, but there's far too much great work and nuanced portrayal of mental health services in the first 90 minutes for a bad ending to completely ruin it.
Apologies in advance, this gets pretty graphic, as does the short.
Here's something crazy. Íngrid Olderöck has a Spanish language Wikipedia page, but not an English language one. Weird. Googling her name comes up with almost no English language entries. So weird. The monstrous war criminal has multiple Spanish language links to her name, which I can unfortunately not read, but very, very little in English, the language of the country responsible for installing a dictatorship under which she committed…
To Kill a Child 1953
I just want to support Netflix in hosting absurd '50s Swedish shorts about fatalism.