• Pinocchio

    Pinocchio

    Kids being transformed into beer-drinking, tobacco-smoking donkeys was my first foray into frightening existential body horror. I still can't cope with the idea of being turned into a helpless sideshow animal unable to communicate to humans, and the cries of horror transformed into "hee-haw".
    Terrifying stuff.

  • Too Old to Die Young

    Too Old to Die Young

    ★★★★★

    Giving blank cheques to auteur filmmakers is the best thing streaming services have ever done.
    PLEASE KEEP DOING IT!!!

  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    ★★★★

    A parody movie so well-written it actively spoofs movies made 15 years after it.. or maybe its just proof that musical biopics have been creatively bankrupt for a long, long time.

  • The Funhouse

    The Funhouse

    ★★★

    Its alright, nice and short with a cool halloween/psycho homage opening.

    I can appreciate the terrifying atmosphere Tobe Hooper sets up in his films, it is brilliant and fills you with dread. I'm completely at odds with Hooper's love for screaming women.

    I think I've ruined my palette for horror by watching too many 2000s/2010s horror movies, because seeing the birth of cliches in this film and other 70s/80s horror films that were new in their time has lost all…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★½

    The first act is so engaging and highly enjoyable, i loved how weird it was but then the 2nd act is so boring as it ditches all the plot points from the 1st act, what the point was for this massive narrative change im really unsure of, but then the third act just picks up the car pregnancy plot line again and gives us a painfully annoying ending.

    I'm not going to bother to read into what any of the…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    Curb your enthusiasm but 2 hours and 10 minutes long. Genius! Adam Sandler is a mesmerizing force, proving he's a smart performer, he knows when he sees a good script and he knows when to perform and when to phone it in.

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★

    Definitely way too busy, juggling so many plot threads and characters and ideas that fall quite short in the quick resolution. HOWEVER, the animation is stunningly gorgeous, the themes are engaging and well presented and the action scenes and little character moments are too well made to dismiss the entire film for a lame ending.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    On paper this movie sounds like a disaster; a rather uninformative near 3 hour period piece hanging out with the fictional neighbour of sharon tate, where the problems of said fictional neighbour seem to fade in and out at random, while his fictional stunt buddy drives around town beating people up, Charles Manson shows up for 2 minutes of screen time where he looks at a house and Sharon Tate goes to the cinema.

    And yet, OUATIH is a very…

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★½

    Adam Sandler is a great actor!! I love his presence and mannerisms in this.

  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★★

    Not a moment is wasted in such a confident edit bolstered by smart, aware directing that communicates each emotional beat perfectly, Brian De Palma transforms a schlocky exploitation flick into an involving and well-crafted story.

  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También

    ★★★★

    "Life is like the surf, so give yourself away like the sea"
    Horny as hell but a very well directed meditation on embracing the present.

    P.s Tarantino totally copied the narrator + structure from this for OUATIH!!

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★½

    Nice to finally see an American movie showing how the other half (or majority) lives, in a country that dominates the world in movies and yet always constructs films about the rich, young and attractive, Sean Baker lifts the veil and presents the poverty stricken and yet without judgement manages to humanize these characters and cast actors with amazing chemistry, directing them to be as believable as you could imagine.

    Everyone's larger than life, yet real and their underlying desperation…