• The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★½

    Much more than just a movie about "the old times reflecting our Current Times™"; instead a deeply bleak, methodical, well made and powerful commentary on the bitter reality of insecure hypermasculinity that really hasn't changed much in the past 700 years. That even in a matter of a woman's pride and honor, men would literally rather settle their disputes through a petty dick-measuring competition than simply listening to the victim and what she's been through. And the woman; caught in…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★½

    Where tf do I even begin with this 😭

    Just go watch it. Nothing I'll ever write or say about this movie will ever be enough. Don't read anything about it, don't watch any of the trailers, go watch it.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    "Desert power."

    Not to be hyperbolic or anything, but this is exactly the type of film that is going to make future filmmakers. An unreal, out of world, out of mind, out of body experience for years to remember. First time in a long time my whole theater audience erupted in applause when the credits rolled. Villeneuve is here to stay. Unforgettable.

    PART 2 MUST FLOW

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    Was waiting throughout the whole film for it to get as awful, boring and headache inducing as everyone says it is and to my huge surprise, it never got to that. This was genuinely a lot of fun! For all of its goofy and contrived messiness as a narrative, which only gets more and more rushed towards the end as it tries to speedrun through the densest parts of the novel in one go, I was thoroughly taken aback by…

  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune

    Very interesting and fascinating. For all of his enormous ego and the excessive deep throat that this doc does for him as this deeply misunderstood visionary artist so far ahead of his time, it's undeniable that Jodorowsky had a lot of superbly creative and genuinely crazy ideas for an adaptation that would've been the wildest thing put to screen in the history of cinema. Probably would've sucked, sure, even in a lot of the ideas flown around here it sounds…

  • Maelström

    Maelström

    ★★★

    All due respect Denis but what the fuck was this 😭

  • Sardar Udham

    Sardar Udham

    ★★★★½

    When the tears started flowing around the Jallianwala Bagh sequence they basically refused to stop until the final frame. So haunting, powerful and exquisitely made. A slow burning journey inside the mind and flaming anger of a true revolutionary whose actions will live on forever. Heartbreaking in a way I can't really put into words either. Just absolutely fantastic and breathtaking. And easily Sircar's best since Vicky Donor, certifying him in my eyes as one of the best Indian filmmakers working today.

  • Happiness

    Happiness

    ★★★★½

    Well, fuck.

  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★★

    In retrospect, probably not the brightest idea to have my egg sandwich lunch during this movie.

    Julia Ducournau is a fucking rockstar. Cannot wait to see Titane soon.

  • The Fog

    The Fog

    ★★½

    Extremely disappointing start to spooky movie season :( really wish I had enjoyed this more but it just didn't work for me at all.

  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

    ★★★★½

    An achingly vulnerable and heartbreakingly raw portrayal of desperation and loneliness. The whole film is shot like a photographic memory of moments you remember, or want to forget, of someone you also want to remember or forget. That longing for the sweetness of the past, the regret of letting go the only one who you ever loved. And yet the journey goes on. The car keeps on travelling, and you continue to live with the loss you carry every day.

  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    ★★★½

    David Chase would literally rather kill himself than ever do exactly what the fans' expectations believe him to do lol (and as he should tbh)

    I do feel this movie needed a stronger B-plot to be really great coz everything with Tony, Dickie and co. is genuinely really fantastic. Most of the cast is particularly excellent with the highest of praise going to Farmiga, Nivola, Liotta and Stoll (especially Farmiga, holy hell). Some cast members do too much of an…