• The French Connection

    The French Connection

    not for me. William Friedkin is a very talented director and i appreciate what he was going for. but not for me!

  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

    Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

    shame the first two acts are so dull and confusing, cause the third act is actually kinda fun? it manages to build up an enjoyable ensemble without the viewer even particularly noticing and when they all band together it’s oddly satisfying. i like that golding’s character is kind of a massive dick for most of the film, and actively committed to double-crossing these people until the very last second. unfortunate that the bizarre accent seems to inhibit him from fully…

  • Helter Skelter

    Helter Skelter

    definitely a little too long, and sometimes feels overly-familiar in the way it regurgitates the hallmarks of a traditional ‘perfection corrupts narrative’, but notable for its several astute observations about the beauty industry - namely the ways in which beauty does not equal power/respect in the manner some of us would hope. beautiful women are vessels not vixens; ‘machines for the processing of desires’.
 similarly, i like its recognition of the fact that attractive female celebrities are primarily created/consumed by…

  • Session 9

    Session 9

    ★★★★

    this kind of goes crazy hard actually. guillermo del toro called it one of the best horror films of the century and i can see where he’s coming from! desecrated masculinity, shame and an overwhelming knowledge of your own futility creeping into your lungs like dust. you can work every day for the rest of your life, hard, punishing work, and your girlfriend’ll still leave you for your friend and there still won’t be enough to pay the bills. you’re…

  • Rocks

    Rocks

    that little boy killed it like i honestly don’t know how he did that but he did!

  • Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever

    you can very much tell this is eli roth’s debut film; kind of all over the place, and his juvenile sensibilities are yet to coalesce into something more purposeful. helps to cement his proficiency when it comes to body horror though. the whole film is essentially a fashion show for these beautiful bodies - fucking, lying by the lake, bathing - until it’s not. you’re trained to anticipate the ruin of everything you’ve just spent the first half of the…

  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★½

    am always a bit iffy about deep dives into female trauma solely constructed by men but i quite liked this actually. genuinely scary in places and deeply upsetting. maybe i should become a mike flanagan girl

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★½

    really enjoy that both wan and whannell seemed to have moved into like, action horror recently? very solid overall

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★★

    one of my favourite screenplays like ever. will forever be in awe at how dense and richly characterised it is, as well as how deftly diggs and casal are able to slide between tones, maintaining a rhythm that allows the entire thing to flow. so excited to see they both seem to be penning new projects, cause this is something electrifyingly special. the kind of movie where it’s so good i’m not really sure how to talk about it

  • Pig

    Pig

    Genuinely just so lovely. Human connection in the face of capitalism! The pig was never there to find truffles!

  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    I won’t hear a bad word about John travolta in this movie. he made it! He showed up to that set EVERY day with his HORRENDOUS facial hair and DISCONCERTINGLY high-pitched voice and he WORKED! Tony Scott said please may you act homoerotically obsessed with Denzel Washington in kind of a psychotic way and he said yes sir!

  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    I think when one is making a movie, an important question to ask oneself is ‘what percentage of this is just the voyeuristic torture of women?’