• Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

    as a Certified Cronenbabe, it was unbelievably cool to see the definitive king of body horror return to his old-school roots. reminded me of an amalgamation of eXistenZ, Dead Ringers, and his novel Consumed, which are my favorite works of his, so i was an automatic sucker for this. fantastic speculative world-building exercise, and even if the plethora of themes/ideas didn't fully coalesce in the end, its imagery and effects were so grotesquely unique that i have to admire it.…

  • Men

    Men

    ★★

    Alex Garland is in his mother! era. make of that what you will.

  • Pinocchio: A True Story

    Pinocchio: A True Story

    gay-coded pinocchio gets shot with a gun by a talking cat. it's no ratatoing but at least it's a true story

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    hypnotically rhythmic, like the slap of an oar against the salty sea or the cavernous echo of a bear’s death-knell roar. Robert Eggers takes a tale older than Hamlet and forges it in hot blood and magma, then soaks it in cold sweat and mud — i thought The Lighthouse was filthy (in more ways than one 😏) but he really dials up the dirt! my friend Grace tweeted it made her want to smash a rock open with her…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor... and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite…

  • Stay

    Stay

    ★★★

    got addicted to the new Lego Star Wars and watched this purely because Lego Obi-Wan reactivated my Ewan McGregor Disorder (EMD). it’s a long road to recovery and i’m not interested in taking it

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    everything modern-day action blockbusters everywhere should be all at once: kinetic, daring, expertly choreographed, endlessly creative, laugh-out-loud funny, doesn't look like bland CGI shit, and anchored by a genuine emotional core.

    finds balance in the chaos and chaos in the balance; a mess of contradictions that's actually not messy at all, because every detail in every sequence is discernibly crafted with zealous care. The Daniels also excel at proving that intelligent filmmaking and "lowbrow" humor are not mutually exclusive: butt-plug…

  • The Conversation

    The Conversation

    ★★★★

    “Feeling that the character was one-dimensional, Harrison Ford decided to play him as gay, a risky choice in 1974, and personally purchased the loud green silk suit for 900 dollars (4,285 in 2015 dollars). Francis Ford Coppola was at first shocked by the outfit at rehearsals, but after discussing it with Ford, was so impressed with this interpretation, that he expanded the role into a supporting character, gave the character a name (Martin Stett) and had Production Designer Dean Tavoularis create an office that reflected the character's orientation.” - IMDb

    fellas is it gay to wear a green suit and have a well-decorated office 🤔

  • X

    X

    ★★★½

    undeniably cool to see an original horror movie with all practical effects (made by Wētā Workshop of Lord of the Rings) and a clear love of the genre! went to a screening at the New Beverly and Eli Roth surprise showed up to moderate the Q&A -- he called it "Texas Chainsaw meets Boogie Nights, but without being gimmicky."

    got to talk about the film (along with Turning Red, Umma, and more) on Letterboxd's new podcast Weekend Watchlist, which i'm thrilled to be officially co-hosting!!! 🧡💚💙

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    seen a lot of people comparing this to Zodiac and Se7en (agree) but not too many commenting on its most clear influence... the Saw Sa(w)ga. they straight up put Jigsaw in this movie and called him "The Riddler"? you can't fool me. i recognize that modulated voice, those motives, those theatrical torture traps that looked like they were pulled straight from Saw III and Saw V ...

    none of this is a complaint! drop more superheroes into their own versions…

  • Kimi

    Kimi

    ★★★½

    obviously soderbergh’s intent with the shaky cam/low FPS is to capture the vertigo of agoraphobia, but ultimately this is a movie about how it feels to be too stoned at the grocery store

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★½

    sooo much funnier upon 4th rewatch — a definitive satirical masterpiece? we were laughing our asses off imagining Dennis from It’s Always Sunny’s face superimposed over Patrick Bateman’s hahaha 

    “TOOLS! TOOLS! this is duct tape, zip ties, and gloves! I have to have my TOOLS! it’s fetish… it’s fetish shit! I-I-I like to BIND, I like to… be BOUND”