Reviewing In-theater & New Streaming Films
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Living in New York, I was thrilled when Memoria made its way back to the IFC Center giving me the opportunity to finally check it out. In 2021, Apichatpong Weerasethakul made it known that Memoria will never be leaving the beautiful confines of the cinema - allowing a singular audience to experience the film at a time for the rest of time. Meaning, Memoria will never be on a streaming platform or come out on Blu ray. How could that…
Damien Chazelle’s 3 hour epic Babylon will have you wondering: is this a love letter to cinema or a hit piece?
As so many people know, working on set can be a shit show! But at the end of the day, we always come back loving being a small part of the magic we are creating. Babylon captures both of these sides in the most ambitious and cocaine filled way possible. Not so surprising, it really worked for me!
Unfortunately, the rich people exploiting every possible thing they can has been done time and time again. And while it can work (Triangle of Sadness), this lacked the Cronenberg flare I was really hoping for - leaving me incredibly underwhelmed.
Mia Goth continues to be one of the best actors of our time though.
Sundance Film #2
Jonathan Majors delivers an intense, obsessive, and rage filled character study. Magazine Dreams takes hold of the audience and doesn’t let go, increasing the pace and heightening the danger. While I enjoyed the first half of the film, the second half became bloated - adding many new layers with, at times, little consequence.
Magazine Dreams is still a film that deserves to be seen. If not for Jonathan Majors triumphant performance, go for the insane amount of eggs and chicken breast that bodybuilders have to eat, and then you’ll be fine with skipping the gym!