• The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

    If knights are basically old thyme cops, then this is the second most Boston movie Affleck and Damon have starred in together.

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  • The Medium

    The Medium

    ★★★★

    The Medium makes the old feel new again. Each year, I put a challenge out to Hollywood to scare me. It takes a lot to scare me these days, and I’m always on the search to find the film that will do it. This year, The Medium is one of the most terrifying and best movies you’ll see. 

    Thai horror director Banjong Pisanthanakun’s found footage film is an extremely effective take on the genre. Even when falling into classic “found-footage-tropes”, The Medium uses…

  • Audition

    Audition

    ★★★★

    Does he deserve it? Yes. 

    Does he deserve all of it…? eh…

  • 28 Days Later

    28 Days Later

    ★★★

    Was that stunning opening sequence in London worth the camcorder quality for the rest of the movie?

    Abso-fucking-lutely

  • Lamb

    Lamb

    ★★★½

    With both Lamb and The Green Knight, A24 has put out two modern folktale classics. 

    Lamb’s successes are in its atmosphere building, where the foggy hills of Iceland cover the film in an eerie haze. Lamb ratchets up the tension slowly, VERY slowly, but the journey is worth the time it takes to get there. 

    There are many ways you can read into the meanings behind director Valdimar Jóhannsson’s decisions, but like all great folktales they’re left open to interpretation. The reason…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★½

    A James Bond movie made me cry?

    That’s not supposed to happen…but I think it proves how satisfying this emotional end was to Craig’s more emotional take on Bond. 

    It’s the end of an era 🍸

  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace

    ★★

    Has there ever been a movie with more edits per minute than the opening scene of Quantum of Solace? … headache inducing…

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★

    Daniel Craig and Mads Mikkelsen have more chemistry than Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux.

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★

    Believe the hype. Go in blind, strap your seatbelt in for the ride, and let Titane take you for a journey. 

    Julia Ducournau has cemented her place as one of the most exciting filmmakers working today. 

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  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★

    One of my favorite little things about movies is how PG-13 movies use their one allotted F-bomb. It’s an absurd rule and the ways films get around it always entertains me. 

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage has a fucking incredible use of “fuck”. That and the post-credits scene almost made this one worth the watch.

  • Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    ★★★★

    The only time I went to a Catholic Church was with my friend when we were younger. I had to carry “the gifts” up to the front with him…and this whole show was just as terrifying as that.

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    Tony Leung caressing a large stuffed Garfield?

    5 fucking stars