Russell Treloar

Film obsessive and alternative movie poster artist.

Favorite films

  • Sonatine
  • Angel Heart
  • The Great Beauty
  • Eyes Wide Shut

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  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    ★★★★

  • Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★★

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    ★★★½

  • The Fabelmans

    ★★★★

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  • Copenhagen Cowboy

    Copenhagen Cowboy

    ★★★★½

    I wouldn't normally log a Netflix series in this space, but - love it or hate it - the output from Nicolas Winding Refn (or NWR, as he's abbreviating himself) is always inherently cinematic. More cinematic than most "movies" being released these days.

    I should probably also state up front that I thoroughly enjoyed NWR's 13-hour streaming opus from 2019 - Too Old to Die Young - which was released by Amazon. But, I feel like I am probably one…

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★½

    I was curious to see this film draw a large crowd to the theatre on a frigid, rainy Thursday opening in my small-market town. It was an interesting contrast to the sparsely attended first-night screening of Tár a week earlier. Clearly, Martin McDonagh's Banshees sells as considerably more accessible to people on the surface than a seemingly esoteric "classical music drama" which, sadly, might keep people away. It's not hard to see that Banshees, which like Tár also poses questions…

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  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★

    I had the shouty words of another great movie detective in my mind when this film ended - Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino): Don't waste my motherfuckin' time!

  • Touch of Crude

    Touch of Crude

    ★★★

    A touch of Lynch.
    A touch of neon.
    A touch of 360 degree camera pans.
    A touch of NWR's entire family.

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  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★★

    As a fan of his previous two films, I was definitely anticipating this long-awaited new film from Todd Field. Compounding this with the acclaim it has been receiving out of the festival circuit, I was slightly worried Tár would ultimately be a let-down, a victim to my over- enthusiasm. Happy to say the film effortlessly exceeded those expectations on a first watch and I'm already looking forward to it richening further on second viewing.

    It's one of those rare instances…

  • Blonde

    Blonde

    ★★★½

    “Everyone would give their right arm to be you!”
    -Assistant, to Marilyn Monroe in Blonde

    This quote from Andrew Dominik's new film Blonde got me thinking about our societal obsession with celebrity worship and chasing fame. Celebrities don't know you, but you grow to love what you imagine they are from scrolling their heavily filtered, curated photos on Instagram or watching their highly-groomed and packaged banter on late-night talk shows and red carpets. And, we want to think that celebrity…