vincent

editor. writer. the vincent that you know. it’s not groovy to be insane.

Favorite films

  • Se7en
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Smorgasbord

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  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★★

  • Till

    ★★½

  • Bones and All

    ★★½

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★★

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  • Blonde

    Blonde

    ★★★★

    A grueling, hypnotic, yet deeply moving examination of stardom, bereft of catharsis (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this is not). The Fire Walk With Me comparisons check out, it’s enmeshed in a similar harrowing misery that’s anchored by a titanic performance, and at a certain point it’s just as weird and illusive. It’s seriously a technical masterclass, hubristic filmmaking that plays with aspect ratios, color, dreams vs reality and the fusion of the two, etc. It’s all handled with…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    I could probably attribute my disdain for this on first viewing as ‘wrong place, wrong time’, but that’s too much of a cop out. At the time of its release, I was still riding the high of The Green Knight–which I’d rewatched profusely up to that point–so perhaps I was expecting something comparable. Imagine my surprise. The Northman is more akin to something like The Revenant, narratively it’s a simple revenge tale, but it taps into an animalistic rage that…

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  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★★

    it’s so fastidiously crafted, meticulously written, and just radiates with a pulsating energy. quite frankly, it contains the best blink-and-you-miss-it reveal in a murder mystery possibly ever? laughing your ass off one minute, and questioning your own judgment the next, seldom do i doubt Rian Johnson. disruption.

  • Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★½

    It never quite finds its footing tonally, the more jarring heinous acts feel awkwardly placed, and the swooning romance never sold me. The direction is definitely impressive—I would never denounce Luca’s craft—but unfortunately I’m not interested in another puerile version of Badlands.

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  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    an immensely tedious, pseudo-intellectual, and vapid  “odyssey” that truly feels never-ending. don’t be fooled by the trailer. this has got to be one of the most exhausting things I’ve seen in the past couple of years. a philosophical nightmare.

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★★

    “This dream you’re chasing, where you end up at the top of the mountain, it’s the one you never wake up from.”

    Without question, Nope is indebted to early Spielberg—specifically Jaws rather than Close Encounters—but where those films have clear “monsters” this film doesn’t at all. It can be seen, it can be heard, its atrocities can be felt, but it cannot be explained. Peele perfectly encapsulates a feeling of unnerving dread right from the start of the film; showing…