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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★

    The script here is merely a vessel for the visuals - it’s nothing you haven’t seen countless times over presented in a way that is wholly of its own. Cosmatos’ hallucinatory, fever dream style is sometimes undercut by protracted scenes and truly rubbish dialogue, but with visuals this captivating, Mandy’s only real misstep is overstaying its welcome by close to 30 minutes.

    There is an unfortunate trade off at play, as well. The film’s first half is a deeply mystical,…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★½

    You can tell Shane Black is trying to distance himself from this because it's set during Halloween and not Christmas.

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  • Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker

    I've watched pornography with more drama.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    Like all Anderson films, this one laps itself on a rewatch. Being hip to the film’s angle definitely helps, but so does a fully invested audence that is eating up everything Anderson’s putting out, just like Day-Lewis’ ravenous Reynolds Woodcock.

    Having already seen this on 35mm, I couldn’t let the opportunity to see it on 70mm pass by. Lit and composed to perfection by Anderson himself and a killer team of camera operators, it’s clear that Phantom Thread was shot…