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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    It can be cruel, poetic, or blind. But when it's denied, it's your violence you may find.

    His signature cowl coalescing with the shadows, his boots washed clean by the pouring rain, his footsteps echoing in the dark. The Batman steps onto the screen, in his newest cinematic adaptation, aptly titled The Batman. And while the reboots for the caped crusader are admittedly incessant, I assure you, The Batman is cinematically brilliant to the point of necessity. A cold and…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    This review contains heavy spoilers. The first paragraph is spoiler-free, but read the rest at your own discretion.

    All you’ll have to do is come up the stairs.

    What is a metaphor? My personal definition is that a metaphor is something simple and concrete that conveys something much more complicated and abstract. In film, metaphors are particularly strong, because they can be visually dynamic as well as narratively. Bong Joon-Ho is perhaps the human being with the deepest understanding of…

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    The Northman is pure savagery. Two and a half hours of guys screaming in fury and agony while reenacting scenes from Hamlet and failing to remark on how fucking cloudy it is in the world of the Vikings. You may like to believe that it’s also an extended mediation on vengeance, betrayal, and toxic masculinity… but no, Jane Campion already made that movie. This is “Viking Life Sucks: A Filmé” and if you don’t accept that immediately, you’re in for…

  • The Rainmaker

    The Rainmaker

    I’ve been continuously postponing this review because this movie just sort of makes me groan. The Rainmaker ranks among my favorite books of all time, and Francis Ford Coppola utterly fails in adapting it on a visual or story level. I can’t explain how much it misses the vibe of the book. There’s so much magic not encapsulated in this film. I’m sorry to not fully write a review for this, but it doesn’t really deserve my attention when it’s predecessor is so masterful.

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  • The Father

    The Father

    You can find a much better review than mine right HERE.

    Brilliant, sincere, thoughtful, brutal; auteur filmmaker and playwright Florian Zeller writes and directs what is without a doubt the smartest, softest, saddest, and best film of 2020. He does so with a tour-de-force performance by veteran Anthony Hopkins and a more subtle performance by Olivia Colman. All three people deserve Oscars for this film, but I'll settle for some Letterboxd recognition. The thing The Father does that makes it…

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    People always mean well! They cluck their thick tongues and shake their heads and suggest, oh so very delicately! Of course, I’ve suggested it myself. But I hate to even think about it. She needs me. It… it’s not as if she were a… a maniac… a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?

    Psycho is so unfathomably genius that I find it difficult to know where to begin.…