• Bottoms


    Birthday movie #2

    Hysterically unhinged. Cast is perfect. Emma Seligman is a terrific director of performances, production and tone. She’s got serious range between this and Shiva Baby. Probably the funniest thing I’ve seen all year? 

    That being said, I’ve got one big hangup and I’m going to be annoying about just because it’s literally the ONE THING but I’m just not sure why this was shot anamorphically? The shallow focus and drop off end up undercutting some of the…

  • No One Will Save You

    No One Will Save You

    Birthday movie #1

    Wonderfully composed and some very fun lighting and lensing, especially towards the back half. I think it becomes a little too touch-and-go with the pacing in that back end but it never hits a false note. Nails the ending with something far more complicated than the premise would have implied. Clearly designed for theaters so even though I’m glad I could watch it first thing in the morning, it would have been nice to do a double-feature in a theater instead of two separate locations.

  • Theater Camp

    Theater Camp

    So sweet and charming, filled with cast chemistry you can’t buy. Jimmy Tatro remains a himbo secret weapon.

  • A Haunting in Venice

    A Haunting in Venice


    I knew I was in for a banger when the opening sequence is a barrage of non-stop dutch angles that hits you with a jump scare, closeup on Poirot’s haunted eyes, and a cross-fade into the still water around Venice with a title card. Maybe the best photographed and lit movie of the year??? Wonderfully composed from the framing to the blocking (the wide angle lenses isolating and distorting their perspectives when coming into contact with something that may or…

  • Asteroid City

    Asteroid City


    Deeply sad??? Obviously hilarious too but jesus????? I'm in love with it all from the design choices, color palette, blocking which is basically unparalleled in western cinema. Did not expect the alien to be my new favorite guy. I understand watching the movie about a broadcast telecasting a play-within-a-play seems like a hat on a hat on top of another hat, but the essential moments where characters search for a sense of purpose are practically screaming in the face of…

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    even my love of Kenneth Branagh cannot defeat the most canceled cast of all time

  • The Nun II

    The Nun II

    didn’t love the first movie but it had atmosphere and a nice production look to it. glad horror is a constant hit with audiences.

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    *sicko voice* yesssssss hahahahahahaha yesssssssssssss

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    through and through banger

    watched on Old Films Revival Project: youtu.be/9zIncFp2UKA?feature=shared

  • A Trip to the Moon

    A Trip to the Moon


    literally one of the blueprints

  • Old Joy

    Old Joy


    heartbreakingly good.

  • Oldboy


    impossible to deny its craft but still not really for me