• Decision to Leave

    Decision to Leave

    ★★★★★

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

    I too would let tang wei get away with murder

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    swap out chris evans for ben barnes, bigelow the skydive scene instead of going full cgi, let ana de armas go proper butch and give ryan gosling a cigarette. you'd have a masterpiece on your hands.
    unfortunately,

  • Persuasion

    Persuasion

    ★★★

    people are enraged about how unseriously this film takes its source material but since it's obviously not asking for more intellectual engagement than clueless, i think it should get the same kind of pass as an austen adaptation despite maintaining the period setting because it's all just a vibe.

    as a rule I don't think persuasion works as a movie. the novel's plot is so internal there's a reason we don't see many adaptations of it. my only real gripe…

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★

    the most important thing to take away from this is you should watch Event Horizon (1997) dir. Paul W.S. Anderson

  • 7 Days in Hell

    7 Days in Hell

    this doco ruined watching wimbledon tournaments for me because it's just so crazy seeing them doing all that shit unironically... also i'm 100% serious when I ask WHERE is serena williams' emmy for this???

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★

    I need a hayden christensen comeback so much it's unreal

  • The Blue Caftan

    The Blue Caftan

    ★★★★★

    my head is so full of thoughts I can't put down but god once again, maryam touzani is truly The master of intimacy. this film is like the dough scene she did in adam, but in short powerful sparks burning throughout. every touch makes you stop breathing.

  • Nude Tuesday

    Nude Tuesday

    ★★★★

    my sincerest congratulations to everyone I know who wants to see jemaine clement's dick

  • Fire Island

    Fire Island

    one of those movies where they pretend the internet works in a completely different way and you have to go along with it despite your brain screaming how wrong it isssss but I really dig this as an austen adaptation! reads exactly the way me and my friends have meme-ified p&p to its bare essentials then builds on them in a way that's fun and interesting. it's SO annoying (especially the voice-over in the beginning) but it's annoying in the…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    The first 70 minutes of this dragggeddddd we genuinely considered walking out, which I know should be unforgivable. but I'm a sucker for hamlet (yeah yeah sure this is based on an older version) and it will happen again. the vengeful prince of this film is rather one-dimensional, but robert eggers is my new best friend for running with my favourite gertrude interpretation. plus everything was just too gorgeous I can't not love it. alexander skarsgard and anya taylor joy…

  • 7 Days

    7 Days

    ★★★½

    "and now he knows everything"

    there's a lot of things in this little movie i'm glad to see; my thoughts on south asian heteronormativity spoken aloud, the flipped focus on a brown man being the one desperate for marriage, the freedom of loneliness, a genuinely empathetic recount of the early days of pandemic, and the fact that oh look aziz/kumail/hasan/etcetcetc it's actually not that hard to criticise arranged marriage culture without throwing brown women under the bus!!!! yeah this movie…

  • Inferno without Borders

    Inferno without Borders

    ★★★★★

    so great to see a doco on the black summer that finally centres indigenous voices, acknowledging these fires were/are a direct result of barring Aboriginal practices that have sustained this land for millennia, and not just a simple matter of climate denial by the liberal government (looking at you burning 2021). there can be no real climate action without recognising indigenous sovereignty!