Tsai Ming-Liang's The Hole was sold out at BAM, so I went to see 65 at Alamo (my first trip since before the pandemic). This is so much like a videogame that it even has a sad IPA dad as its main character. Respect to everyone involved for making a mid-tier Cannon movie in 2023, only without sex. When we talk about how cinema is dying what we mean is that there aren't enough kinda shitty but honestly totally fine movies. 65 proves the seventh art is still alive and well.
Crimes of the Future 2022
Extremely old school Cronenberg: everyone talks like a university art theory student, feels like a low budget tax shelter movie, loaded with deliciously inane PKD-esque pulp subversion and intrigue.
Halloween Ends 2022
Really strange movie. It's a lot like Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 in that it's a filmmaker who seems like he's just using it as a pretext to do his own thing. In this case it's David Gordon Green doing an early career throwback. It's also a lot like James Foley's Reckless. So like 2022 doing the 00s doing the 80s doing the 50s. In the Halloween franchise. All of which probably makes it sound better than it is. There's an interesting approach that could have made for something special but it ultimately feels tossed off.