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  • A Serbian Film

    A Serbian Film

    ★★

    Ends up being a shoddy, tension-lacking thriller by the end that is riddled with poor attempts to build escalation with the characters or the actions they’re forced to perform. 
    At almost no point in the movie was I ever genuinely sickened because any sense of realism or possibility is killed by randomness and hilarity.

    The poor man’s “Irreversible”.

  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    ★★★½

    I think this works best as a slow, intensive horror that bends the standard notions of psychology to its will. The visuals, ranging from animals to distortion to wide shots of this and that, are gorgeous, and it seems to me that Lars was able to build a real sense of tension and grief when he combined this with eerie non-diegetic sound.

    The only parts I wasn't a fan of were the sexual horror, and the need to try and…

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★½

    Should’ve referenced Nerd Porn Auteur

  • Custody

    Custody

    Extreme cautionary warning:

    This is the most upsetting movie I’ve seen in a long time. If you’ve faced abuse of any sort, be prepared going in.