• 3 Women

    3 Women

    ★★★★★

    Never thought I’d be lucky enough to ever catch this on 35mm. Very thankful for that. Print was from ‘07, looked beautiful. Absolutely love this weirdo dream of a movie.

  • Stony Island

    Stony Island

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Absolutely loved this. A really special snapshot of Chicago. Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto! Love the docu-style and how they even incorporated real life events like Mayor Daley’s funeral procession. There’s an excellent timelapse sequence too. Shot pre-Chicago Film Office in the Southside, you get a look at a side of Chicago you don’t normally see on film. I love the looseness of the narrative and the emphasis on the music.

    Not streaming anywhere but you can rent/buy it on Vimeo, highly highly recommend giving it a shot.

  • Polyester

    Polyester

    ★★★★★

    35mm @ the New Bev with Odorama. Absolute barn burner with a crowd. I think this is the perfect film to introduce someone to John Waters’ films. You get all the Dreamland regulars and it has all of Waters’ usual themes and obsessions. It’s as crazy and manic as something like Pink Flamingos or Desperate Living but far less gross and shocking. Perfect bridge between Waters’ extremes and his more mainstream work like Hairspray and Crybaby. If you ever get the chance to catch it on the big screen, GO!

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    Eggers is 3 for 3. Love that a movie this bold and weird got made on a large scale.

  • Kill, Baby... Kill!

    Kill, Baby... Kill!

    Bava’s visual flare never ceases to amaze me. There’s a hallway sequence in the finale that reminded me so much of the Black Lodge scenes in the season 2 finale of Twin Peaks, really curious if Lynch has seen this one or not. All around eery vibes and a few genuinely unnerving moments. Definitely a top tier Bava for me.

  • Stunt Rock

    Stunt Rock

    Stunt Rock is equal parts hangout film, clip show, concert doc, magic show, proto-Jackass segments, sales pitch, demo reel and Hollywood BTS story. An odd gem that’s worth a watch.

  • Scream

    Scream

    Rules.

    So so pleasantly surprised. Keeps the spirit of the series, has a lovely balance of scares and satire, and introduced me to another great young cast. I had an absolute blast watching this one. Still the most consistent horror series out there, not a bad one in the bunch for me.

    “For Wes” 🥰

  • Dune

    Dune

    If you skipped this in theaters and watched it on HBO Max instead, you GOOFED.

    The scale of this movie is massive as expected. Probably the best costuming I’ve seen in a sci-fi epic. The production design as a whole is just absolutely gorgeous and the visual effects are breathtaking. I was so surprised when it was announced Denis would be making a two-part Dune epic for a major studio, considering the financial flop of Blade Runner 2049, the failure…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    Pure joy :)

    70mm @ Regency Village Theatre

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    Lol ok then. Lots of thoughts on this.

    First, as an Illinois native, I just gotta say it is bananas that they've made 12 of these fuckin movies and they'll shoot them literally anywhere except Illinois. This movie is soooo Southern. The casting, the architecture, the overall vibe. The sheriff is literally wearing a cowboy hat. I prefer this Haddonfield to the Utah Haddonfield or Canada Haddonfield, but c'mon. Just film it in Illinois!

    Second, pretty wild how this franchise…

  • Pieces

    Pieces

    ★★★★★

    😯😲😦

  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria

    Working through Fellini chronologically, this might be my favorite of his so far. Giulietta Masina.... just wow. Such an incredible performer.

    Week #38 in my 52 weeks of Italian cinema