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  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    ★★★★½

    83

    Might as well be the definitive film of 1969. It embodies so much of the apprehension and cultural shifts of the time, in addition to the sweet and almost gentle innocence of being open about sex. It's absurd how honest and progressive this is about our desires and their limitations - something that films rarely explore these days without the necessity of a moral lens. The four main players are excellent, especially Elliot Gould, who is just so silly…

  • Kuroneko

    Kuroneko

    ★★★★

    80

    What a ghost story. Horrified by the violence brought on by men, and fascinated by the echoes of history and revenge. Often its dreamy, repetitive aesthetic takes on the nature of an endless loop, a trap set off time and time again, with man's evil confronted by the agency of women. Eventually it complicates its narrative, with heartbreaking results, but the first act is a perfect horror film in miniature. The images practically float across the screen.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    15

    Disney/Lucasfilm Headquarters. Int. Day.

    Rian Johnson: Oh, hey, JJ!

    JJ Abrams: Hi Rian, how's it going?

    RJ: Great! I just wanted to say that really enjoyed my time making The Last Jedi. It was so exciting to craft a personal film with Disney money. And everyone at Lucasfilm approved it right away because Episode 7 left me with a bunch of mystery-box ideas and set-up that wasn't going to lead anywhere. Who directed that one again?

    JJ: Me. I…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    92

    [Removed by admins.]

    Letterboxd didn't approve of my original review wishing for the return of The Basterds and the swift, brutal end of fascism in 2019 America so here's this:

    MOVIE GOOD.

    NAZIS BAD.