• Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★

    All things considered… a pretty good scream.

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★

    The last time I saw it, I thought it was an incoherent mess, and one of David Lynch’s worst films.
    This time, despite still not grasping *everything*, I think it’s quite a beautiful character piece, and might even be one of his better films.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    Almost as good as Morbius

  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★★

    Honestly? This has been one of my favorite movies for many years but there are so many things to find with each repeat viewing. Like Walter’s character arc, which is pretty heartfelt and I find to be quite meaningful. He has always been my favorite character from the movie. Also, when I first saw this, I was unfamiliar with The Big Sleep, so the references went over my head. But I was always pretty sure my liking of film noir…

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★★

    Robert Shaw is one of the most underrated actors of all time

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    ★★★

    I was very confused by the first half which I probably shouldn’t have watched late in the evening when my mind was elsewhere. The second half, which I watched this morning, felt much more linear but I think I could have appreciated this more if I had watched it properly. I guess my problem with vengeance stories also diminishes my liking of this film, although you really can’t deny what a fucking talent Park is. The final shot is some of the most beautiful shit I’ve seen in quite a while.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    They sure did put the “Goth” in Gotham this time, didn’t they

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★½

    "Some people, they’ll never accept him. But some will. And he seems to know how to find the good ones."

    I don’t know why, given it’s Pixar, but for some reason I didn’t expect this movie to be this good. Feels good to be surprised.

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★★½

    Pleasantly surprised.

  • The World According to Garp

    The World According to Garp

    Feels almost as bad as The Hotel New Hampshire, afterwards I found out it’s by the same writer who I will avoid from now on like my life depended on it. Yikes.

  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God

    ★★★★

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

    So.. Maradona came to Napoli in 84, won the World Cup in 86, and the Scudetto in 87. The plot of this film doesn’t feel like it’s supposed to take place over more than three years, it feels more like one long (never ending) summer. I’m pretty sure that’s on purpose. I really liked this movie.

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    I am beyond happy to say that I saw this great film on a big screen! In a movie theater! It is still such a glorious triumph for movies, and also obviously an indictment of it. Really noticed and appreciated the levels of artifice (in many different forms) this time around. This movie tells you “NONE OF THIS IS REAL” 500 times just to by the end slam the door into your face and say “but because of that, THIS…