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  • Tiresia

    Tiresia

    ★★★½

    A very curious queer tale, drawing from Greek mythos, but oddly just as indebted to Bresson (from aesthetic to pacing to religious weight). An odd mesh of this and Bonello's own style, still clearly developing into what he'd perfect with House of Pleasures. A tale of tortured souls and lost identity. Not sure if I'm entirely attuned to it as a whole, but I'd be curious to revisit after some reading (if there's anything of worth to read).

  • Home Again

    Home Again

    ★★½

    Half of a Nancy Meyers knock-off entirely driven by Reese Witherspoon's charisma (unsurprisingly directed by her daughter who has clearly learned a lot from working with her and being around her), half of...something else...sort of an odd movie about filmmaking that doesn't feel at all interesting or genuine??? The film loses all of its fuel whenever any of the men are on screen, and it happens way too fucking often to the point where it loses most of its interest…

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  • Heartstone

    Heartstone

    ★★★½

    I wanna watch an entire movie about the artistic sister who writes poetry about death and has what I assume is the best decorated room in all of Iceland.

  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak

    ★★★★½

    "It's predictable."
    Fuck you.

    "It's not scary."
    Fuck you.

    "It cares more about style than substance."
    Fuck you.

    "It loses itself in the second act."
    Fuck you.

    "It's great."
    Right on.

    A delicious blend of romantic drama and haunted house films of an era long gone, with splashes of horror from a multitude of decades. It's beautiful, melancholy, and all too enjoyable to dismiss solely based on predictability. Assuming you allow the red snow to envelop you like a good old friend, you'll have a lovely time.