Extravagant. A sweeping, gigantic, and insane epic that never backs down in any category. To some, this will come off as annoying and exhausting, which I understand, but, to me, it only served to make this messy and unfocused experience utterly transcendent. Babylon may not be one of the best films of last year, but it’s certainly one of the most engaging and entertaining. Damien Chazelle’s latest is also his most ambitious, digging into the deepest depths of Los Angeles and…
A Brighter Summer Day 1991
With almost all of Yang’s movies, I tend to go in with a mindset of giving it my upmost attention believing that I’ll only get so much out of them if I give them enough consideration. This is, of course, not a criticism. What I’ve been able to receive from their filmography is quite simply invaluable. From the entertainment value to the emotional resonance to the life lessons, the legacy Edward Yang has left behind is one that if I…
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018
Thwips so freaking hard
The Hateful Eight 2015
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Nine hateful people stayed in a wooden estate;
One reached for his gun and then there were eight.
Eight hateful people divided as cliques;
Two went for some coffee and then there were six.
Six hateful people paranoid about ones not alive;
One lied about stew and then there were five.
Five hateful people scared for their sticks;
One popped from the ground and again there were six.
My god it was a trap! A stage play along the drive; …
Everything Everywhere All at Once 2022
Everything you’ve heard is true.
I’d call this a miracle work, but I think that would be inconsiderate of how controlled and thought through this is. Despite how insane this gets - and trust me, it gets very weird - the Daniels know exactly what they’re doing. It’s a vision unlike anything I have ever seen or even thought of, and it knows that. So it used every trick up its sleeve, and uses them really well. Match cuts, martial…