• Barton Fink

    Barton Fink

    What a pederest suffers in hell.

  • Short Cuts

    Short Cuts

    ★★★★½

    I laughed. I wept. I was flustered. I was moved. Altman brings in an ensemble from all walks of life. A doctor, a painter, a swimming-pool cleaner, a salesman, a party-clown, a housewife, a cop, a cellist, a phone-sex operator, a cabaret singer, a helicopter pilot, a makeup artist, a Baker, a waitress, a TV anchor, an alcoholic driver and even a floating dead body! It's one of the most definitive films about relationships. Husband and wife, parent and child,…

  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    ★★½

    The third back-to-back miss from Linklater, this barely feels like a film at times. It relies on narration from start to finish to such an extent that if you simply listen to it instead of watching it, it works just as fine as an audiobook. Shockingly, a majority of the film is spent just on listing out what shows used to play in his childhood, what movies he saw, what songs his sisters loved and the rides that the local…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    Multiverse rankings:


    1. Rock World
    2. Sausage finger world
    3. Racacoonie World
    4. Wong Kar-Wai World
    5. Tax Returns World
    6. Alpha World

  • Aparajito - The Undefeated

    Aparajito - The Undefeated

    ★★★

    Falls trap to all the biopic clichés even though its eerie how similar the lead looks to Ray.

    Great dream sequence though.

    And should be fairly interesting to someone who isn't familiar with the making of Pather Panchali.


    I liked the post-credits scene where Kurosawa walks in and says "hey bitches" though.

  • Raising Arizona

    Raising Arizona

    ★★★★

    CAUTION:
    I drive naked in this.


    Had a big, wide grin on my face from the opening till the end. Its early Wes Anderson meets screwball Coens. Perhaps not their most introspective work thematically, but it's such a pure comedy.
    '80s Holly Hunter was such a heartthrob. And Nic Cage is, well, as sublime as a character named "Hi" can get.

  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★½

    Too muddied in its themes to work as a darkly farcical comedy and way too lenient and light to give a serious understanding of the story at its heart. It constantly ends up shooting itself in the foot by being judgemental about the characters, it barely touches on exploitation of the industry - it would have you believe this to be the result of a series of bad choices instead of the systemic machinery of human exploitation, it is belittles…

  • L'Atalante

    L'Atalante

    ★★★★

    The montages in this! 🥰

  • Rubbers

    Rubbers

    Are we seeing the rise of the next LVT???


    In all seriousness, this was whip-smart and witty. The scene with the devil was INSANELY well set, lit and directed. It's the kind of scene I'd expect from a pro.
    A lot of the humour landed, some didn't... which is more than I can say for most Hollywood comedies really. But it's the visual gags as well as the humour expressed through sometimes just the body language alone that kept it…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★½

    In humankind's entire record of literature, perhaps there's no other type of tale most consistently shared across all periods and cultures as that of Revenge sagas. Right from such elements in the Sumerian epic 'Gilgamesh' and Hindu and Chinese mythologies like the tale of Daksha and the Romance of the Three Kingdoms to basically all of Greek literature. Shakespeare himself furthered this through many of his plays and modernised and re-popularised quests of Vengeance. It's a tale as old as…

  • After Life

    After Life

    ★★★★★

    Utterly devastating and an instant favourite.
    The absolute control Kore-eda has over my emotions.

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    Man with a Movie Camera

    It would be silly of me to give as unorthodox and retro-post-modernist a film as this a rating on my first viewing, wouldn't it?