I'm a Cinema Studies student so just expect art house films to be reviewed right next to the trashiest cinema known to the human population
Time to Love 1965
Two people longing for each other with a tracking shot???? Of course, I loved this film.
The film takes an absurd yet resoundingly relevant approach to the idea that some people fall in love with the image of someone, a temporal moment that they love because of it's security, instead of the actual because of it's potential insecurity. Why love something that's temporal when you can love something that's ever-lasting? The film raises these questions in a beautifully sullen landscape…
Dancer in the Dark 2000
As the huge Björk fan I am (I'm actually putting on Utopia as I type this out), I feel obligated to see Dancer In The Dark and my Cinema Studies class for the week was going to be on Digital Cinema and Dogme 95 so it was almost meant to be.
Dancer In The Dark is a heartbreaking story led by Björk at her absolute best. She fits the role of Selma perfectly, in terms of both her ability to…
Fast X 2023
Pure melodramatic cinema right here. Truly one of the most laughably amazing films I've had the pleasure of seeing in theaters recently. Ever single thing about this film is so ridiculously over-the-top but it's all done with a nice little wink to the camera that if you're doing anything but sitting back and enjoying this ridiculous ride, you're not watching this correctly. This does not mean to completely disengage with the film "and turn off your brain" because that's the…
The Pope's Exorcist 2023
What a geniune piece of crap this movie is.
Literally every single generic haunting/possesion-based-on-a-true story trope thrown into one film, this time however..... it's with the guy who worked with the pope or something we don't really care about!!!!
Russell Crowe is pretty committed to the film though, speaking at least 3 different languages throughout which is truly impressive work too bad the rest of this film is so painfully dry. The 3rd act has some unique enough visuals but…
Absoloutely crazy how a show can have it's first 6 episodes be really unique and great and then fall into complete formulaic marvel good people vs bad people for the last 3 episodes. Wandavision had a chance to be unique but holy shit the last 3 episodes seemed like the writing just dipped in quality to a point of annoyance. Too much time spent on trying to make me feel bad for Wanda who brainwashed an entire town against their…
Infinity Pool 2023
All the hype that I had been building for Infinity Pool paid off in it's provocative highly-layered critique of the elite and their moral depravity, tourism, cultural appropriation and masculinity.
Aesthetically as beautiful as an Infinity Pool itself. Simultaneously the horniest and most uncomfortable I've ever felt during a film but this ambiguous dialectic feeling felt so unique and so damn good.
So lucky to have seen it on the Thursday night screening before it's official release and I'm quite…