• The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

    I. 20 fps silent
    II. 24 fps visions of light

    Recommend I.

  • Watership Down

    Watership Down

    This was fascinating to watch. So much vision in the cinematography, so many beautiful matte paintings, and such excellent voice acting, paired with CG that looks like it’s from a bonus disc’s work-in-progress feature. It’s thoroughly bizarre.

    I adore the original Watership Down film, and despite the debatably sacrilegious new art direction, I really enjoyed this one too!

  • Clerks

    Clerks

    ★★★★½

    happy scrappy hero pup

  • The Blackcoat's Daughter

    The Blackcoat's Daughter

    ★★★★★

    Dreadful and delightful. Patient, atmospheric horror executed this perfectly doesn't come along often.

    This film stirs something in the stomach, so slowly and steadily that you don't even notice it until it drops. I'd been wanting to see a movie that made me need to turn the lights on after and this was the one.

    The magic here hangs by what it nails: the sounds you hear when you stop and listen.

    Kiernan Shipka is primed to take over the world and I can't wait to see what she does with the rest of her career.