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  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

    ★★★★★

    "Once the soul had wings, and could soar into heaven..."

    The Hanged Man races across the desert searching for the pearl. However, he realizes not that the desert is a prison constructed of concrete, neon, and money; filled with fellow travelers and searchers led astray: whether it be torn asunder by hedonism, crushed beneath poverty, maddened by mental grievances, some unaware that they are guides already in possession of the all-important key. Most are unaware of what the pearl even…

  • Lupin the Third: The Secret of Twilight Gemini

    Lupin the Third: The Secret of Twilight Gemini

    ★★★½

    The drip, nips, whips, and vibes are immaculate. Goemons interludes are hysterical. More beige jacket content please!

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There's a scene in this film where a character gets revenge on a supposed enemy of the sisterhood or whatever (she doesn't believe that the main character's best friend was raped in a diabolically plotted farce one could only label a conspiracy because sexual assault is clearly instiagted by some boardroom of cartoon villains lol) by gaslighting her into thinking SHE was raped (our "hero" roofies her then hires someone to take her to a hotel room) and somehow this…

  • Dil Se..

    Dil Se..

    ★★★★★

    Grand-scale operatic hyperpolitical odyssey birthed from entropic fatalist romantic flight of fancy. SRK's deranged and abusive neoliberal bourgeosie reporter's relationship with a radical turns from attraction to obsession in a film that makes no effort to hide the fact it's not a romance halfway through. The musical numbers and Cassanova one-liners are there to hide an acidic underbelly to SRK's character - one who is so thoroughly brainwashed by the state he will risk life and limb to control a…