• Saw

    Saw

    ★★★½

    basically a dumber (better) version of fincher

  • Pickup on South Street

    Pickup on South Street

    ★★★★

    solid cold war noir, not up to fuller's best work but eh still nice shit

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

    a kind of weird juncture between outsider art and experimental cinema, where i find myself longing more for the former than the latter. surprising how similar the new film is to this one - the empty sets and opaque narratives have a good deal of overlap, but i have to echo most people on here and say that this is decidedly minor

  • Dashcam

    Dashcam

    ★★★½

    what i assume the scary of 61st is like

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

    good enough competent core. wish bobby made more scientology propaganda than US propaganda, he would be even more based then

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★½

    never in my life noticed the fucking hitchcock on mount rushmore in the poster here lmaooo what a flex

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★

    one of the most genuinely crazy plots ever and cronenberg thankfully never goes too far off the deep end narratively here which i think would have doomed something like this. fantastic stuff!! weird and alien and kinky and oddly topical (microplastic consumption, fantasizing about post-climate change worlds, etc.) plus those costumes and sets are to die for. i'm usually somewhat reserved about cronenberg, though this is really special and very much one of the best of his films that i've seen.

  • Cinemania

    Cinemania

    ★★★★

    these dudes will go from saying the most based incisive autistic shit in the world and then follow it up with the most insane incel bullshit immediately after. what a world!! i love the movies!!

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★★

    had a realization while watching this that matrix 2 should have been called resurrections, matrix 3 should have been called reloaded, and matrix 4 should have been called revolutions. oh well. lovely stuff, some of the best setpieces out there for sure

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★★★½

    pretty much the perfect sci-fi? as moving as it gets, and very concerned with real ideas and themes that many films (including, for better or worse, the other matrix flicks) somewhat gloss over. and those setpieces never get old man

  • The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★

    obviously great and obviously worse than his finest work

  • Eniaios

    Eniaios

    i watched 4.5 cycles of this at the 2022 temenos. i would have watched more but got covid during the trip so i am here, with an incomplete experience of an experience which likely is incomplete for all but a couple of people.

    really it's impossible to separate from the experience proper - i know it's a bit of a cop out especially with this work but you really really cannot single out the film proper from the cheap hostels,…