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  • Shadow

    Shadow

    ★★★★

    Shadow has a nice mix of political intrigue and wuxia, with the battle tactics being absolutely absurd - but I was all for it.

    Maybe it’s just my worldview, but I didn’t find the king to be cowardly at all. He seemed pretty rational in all of his decisions, and so it kind of surprised me that it turns out I was meant to think of him as a coward.

    However, other than that and an ending that I wouldn’t have gone for (not that it’s bad), I loved Shadow. It’s not as good as Hero but has the same feeling.

  • The Wild Goose Lake

    The Wild Goose Lake

    ★★★

    I loved the cinematography and the ending, but the plot in the first act was difficult to follow, and combined with characters that didn’t immediately interest me (due to a lack of any sort of facial animation), it made for a rough start to an otherwise satisfactory noir film.

    It got better as it went on, although the action scenes were not convincing - for example, there would be a shot of the punch, and then another shot of the…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD.

  • Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman

    ★★★★½

    GEORGE COSTANZA WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING