RSS feed for PatrickRipoll

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★½

    "Do you understand? It's metaphorical. My example...it's a metaphor. I mean it's...it's symbolic."

    Kim climbing down the stairs on her hands will for the rest of my life be the key image of 2017, and perhaps the whole Trump administration, and perhaps the rest of our short lives. Also every insane wide-angle shot where you can see both the floor and the ceiling, which is half of the film, exploded my head. Not just a God's eye view but specifically…

  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13

    ★★★½

    Is there a story about what happened to Dean Cundey's career? He did this, then a Spielberg-branded CD-ROM game, then Flubber and a bunch of TV/kids movies/low-brow comedies. That's a hell of a fall in three years. Hopefully it was his choice to have a sort of working retirement and not something sadder. This movie looks incredible.

Popular reviews

More
  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★

    In 70mm

    Confirms PTA bros as the worst film audiences. Not just "oooooh"ing at every nasty thing said or cackling at moments of abuse clearly not intended to be funny, but acknowledging every slightly off-kilter moment with uproarious laughter as if desperate to prove to the full theater that they get it, they get PTA, he's a genius, if you don't get it that's on you. And then the constant whispering to their friends, for presumably the same reason. Already…

  • Repulsion

    Repulsion

    ★★★★½

    The first hour or so makes up such a perfect anxiety nightmare that it bummed me out when it went a more typical (albeit eventful) route of "her madness is making her KILL!" The Polanski that made me squirm during mundane scenes in Rosemary's Baby purely through the power of his mise-en-scene is multiplied by five here, to the point where it got too much for me and I had to pause the movie to go do chores. Polanski's famous…