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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    "Despite its “gritty” appearances, it would be a mistake to call The Batman “realistic.” It’s Gothic in much the same way as Tim Burton’s iconic Batman Returns, just with a 1970s crime twist. The film parallels images and ideas from that pivotal film, transforming their bright cartoonality into something far more grim and macabre. The expressionistic shapes and colouring create a deep sense of dread. The heavy use of computer technology means watching and rewatching sequences through heavily distorted lenses, lending the movie textures and impressions that often feel closer to dreams than waking life. "

    Read my full review at Cult MTL: cultmtl.com/2022/03/the-batman-is-the-dark-knight-for-our-dark-age-review-matt-reeves-robert-pattinson/

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    "The stakes are far different from the original franchise in terms of the narrative quest. The screenplay scales things back, focusing on the love story between two people. To say the film is a romance though feels reductive. It’s a movie about communion and the idea that love can be transcendent. At its heart, the film preaches that genuine social change doesn’t come from an individual but rather a community. In a film industry dominated by messiah imagery, partially inspired…

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  • Friends with Money

    Friends with Money

    ★★★★

    Jennifer Aniston surviving off free skin care samples is too real

  • The Lords of Salem

    The Lords of Salem

    Difficult to put into words the visceral impact and sadness of The Lords of Salem. One viewing doesn't quite seem enough to put all the pieces together, as Zombie puts together a horror film so unlike any horror I've ever seen. The brutality of Sheri Moon's performance hits me in the fucking gut, and without ever having dealt with addiction, the film feels like a pained, strung out journey into the abyss. Some great female power, and a bone-chilling soundscape are icing on the cake.