RSS feed for Ali

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Pinned reviews

More
  • The Invitation

    The Invitation

    ★★½

    I really enjoyed this for so long as a slow burn meditation on processing grief, but the climax kinda ruined all that the film set up beforehand. Perhaps this is a subjective gripe but I was upset that Kusama and co. did such a great job establishing a very strong thematic through line which was simple yet incredibly effective. But the ending kinda reminded me of Wonder Woman where the effort to have some kind of satisfying ending resulted in…

Recent reviews

More
  • Buried

    Buried

    ★★★

    Takes its time to really get going and it has its moments of cheese, but it somehow managed to stick the landing despite remaining six feet under the ground for the whole runtime. Ryan Reynolds does a pretty solid job and the sole on-screen actor, and he manages to carry the whole film pretty much effortlessly. I wasn't much a fan of the music at points - it felt somewhat overbearing where the absence of music would have perhaps been more effective. However, with THAT KILLER ENDING, and a surprisingly powerful message about American bureaucracy and morality, it's worth a worth, despite its occasional goofiness.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★½

    Look, I'm not gonna sit here and pretend I knew exactly what Argento was going for with this film at all, but I will say I enjoyed it immensely regardless. Drop dead gorgeous, and entirely deserving of its massive cult status. I can't wait to see what Luca Guadagnino does with this material.

Popular reviews

More
  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★★

    I'll be very fucking surprised if there's another film this year that surpasses the quality and impact of this one. Sensational work of art.

    Included in: The Films I Loved from 2018
    My Top 100 Favourite Films

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    I'm not gonna pretend it'll ever happen because I'm a lazy asshole, but if I were to make an analysis on any film, it would be this one. Endlessly rewatchable, always inventive, and moving to the end. One of my favourite films of all time.