• China Girl

    China Girl


    Ferrara understands that if you're gonna rip off/remake a classic the best way is just to make it more violent and more neon grungy. The poor girl who plays Tye is so lost on basic delivery, should've been one of the awesome punk butches instead.

  • Lake Mungo

    Lake Mungo


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

    I love so much the complicated feelings this can evoke on rewatches regarding all the "fake" ghosts. On top of the images obviously remaining deeply unsettling despite the ability your brain has to try to wave away fear because it's "not real ghosts", in a deeper sense they remain a kind of documented spectral memory in the same way as the "real" ghosts being predominantly borne out of the same recorded images. The physically captured memories and unknowable portraits out…

  • The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'
  • Wild Life

    Wild Life


    Don't want to fully call this evil because if you're gonna be ludicrously wealthy and buy unfathomable tracts of land I guess protecting it as national parks is a good result, but to not even for a moment entertain any remote discussion about the quasi-colonial invasioning into Chile and give the subjects the mandate of heaven certainly makes this feel callously ignorant of what's happening here. Also just terribly lifeless and uninteresting as a talking head ego story, a catastrophic…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


    Yay! They made the first one of these that I would, very tentatively, call "good" in years! Has two major steps up on literally every other post-covid Marvel thing by a. Actually feeling (mostly...) like a movie driven by a script and direction as opposed to composited non-sequences and b. Referencing absolutely zero television programs or universe setup or anything, it's JUST a guardians of the galaxy movie. This comes in just about, if a little under, the same as…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


    Even though its proud character arcs are mostly simple and basic this really does hold its own on the backs of those darling characters. Mantis, Nebula, and Yondu are all perfect and Kurt Russell is so inspired here. Still suffers from wiggle waggles in taste and an overlong, cacophonic. finale. Visual direction that is sometimes almost better, but also big budget sloppier/void-inducing. Baby Groot is a sickening abomination who should be cast into hell, but the gen-xers he's made for…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy


    Have not seen this movie in over eight years and am so very happy to discover that it actually, in fact, is really quite good. Is almost even a great movie until its ten hour sleep inducing climax. It has genuinely been years since I watched any of these movies that could still be described as fun and lovely, and this is still a pretty charming, rollicking, and sometimes humorous adventure chock full of really sweet characters. There's tonal oscillations…

  • The Covenant

    The Covenant


    Lol this is so stupid and evil and cartoonish, BUT somehow still a super solid display from Ritchie in terms of pure nuts and bolts sequence crafting, action, and atmosphere. Embarrassingly effective for a Jack Decker tollybahn movie, especially the long stretch from the base raid through the hike back. The droning string score gives so much tension and the cinematography is vast, gorgeous, and tactile. This is an insanely dumb movie about the Epic Broship between Marine and the…

  • Sisu



    Seemed pretty fine for the most part but i kept nodding off halfway and missing nothing because nothing was happening and everything looks the same. Gets from point a to point b with almost no flair but to the degree that I guess I'll shrug and say it was probably fine idk. Why were they talking in english and kinda just continually letting him live lol. Insane fantasy setting opening narration.

  • Virupaksha



    Rocks that this isn't filled with tonal concessions or overbelaboured explanations, but still pretty cookie cutter compared to other horror movies like it in general and not just modern Indian ones. Nice atmosphere!

  • Beau Is Afraid

    Beau Is Afraid


    Lol I'm so sorry this is awesome

  • Spirited Away: Live on Stage

    Spirited Away: Live on Stage


    Honestly quite strange as an object that is so slavishly dedicated to only recreation and almost no adaptation. There's costuming, prop, and design pleasures that come but every element is just an attempt to facsimilie the better, correct, version. Like I do have to admire the commitment to, instead of "What can we do on stage?", mostly say "How can we do it on stage?", so a lot of delightful puppeteering and background pieces surprise you. You'd think though that…