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Favorite films

  • The Handmaiden
  • Moonlight
  • Happy Together
  • Hereditary

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  • Turning Red

    ★★★½

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★

  • The Batman

    ★★★½

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    ★★½

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  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★★½

    Growing up is hard. Navigating parental and cultural expectations can be even harder. It can all get to be too much. Turning Red stylizes the struggles of puberty, prompting us to remember just how hard it can be to come to terms with yourself, especially the uglier parts. But alongside the growing pains, comes the sing-a-longs, first crush butterflies, and learning how to love who you are.

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★

    Noir is a tricky subgenre. Play it too big and it becomes unintentionally comical, ground it too much and it becomes dull. Nightmare Alley successfully walks that particular tightrope, but there’s no doubt that it wobbles here and there. The first half goes on for a little too long, while the second half doesn’t get as nasty as it should have.

    But when it comes to the ‘twisted fairy tales’ that Del Toro has become known for its clear he is…

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★½

    Let's pray this signals the closing of Quentin Tarantino's career. Tarantino's constant pining for a time that never actually existed is typical, as is his exploitative storytelling. What is atypical about OUATIH, and what seems to have attracted so many critics to the film, is his supposed emotional vulnerability with the film's naked nostalgia. Juxtaposing this nostalgia for 1960's Hollywood with the brutal Manson murders is apparently what makes Tarantino a genius-level auteur. I think it just solidifies his position…

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★

    Those adolescent years where real life is right around the corner can be anxiety-inducing at the best of times. At the worst of times it can feel like a horror movie. Shiva Baby perfectly captures that anxiety, as Danielle attends a tense funeral that threatens to boil over (but, in keeping with the film’s more realistic approach, never does). Stuffed into a house with condescending relatives and current and ex-lovers, Danielle never quite gets a chance to catch her breath. But…