• Old

    Old

    ★★★

    The dialogue is so clunky and awkward but I really liked the ambition in the visuals. I’ll give it a pass on being entertaining and unpredictable. Thomasin McKenzie and Alex Wolff are the MVPs.

    SPOILER thoughts on the ending and if it works or not.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★½

    This might be Wes Anderson’s most eye-popping, visually stunning film yet. The production design is out of this world. I didn’t get much out of the story or characters. But it’s still really amusing and fun to watch. 

    Review

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★½

    PIG is one of the most pleasant surprises we’ll see at the movies this year. Nicolas Cage delivers his best performance in years. He and the film are so skillfully restrained. Surprisingly thoughtful and deeply felt.

    Review here

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★

    RED ROCKET turns a character study of a former porn star into a concerning portrait of America. Simon Rex plays a funny, eccentric, despicable salesman of a human being. Great cinematography from Drew Daniels. Has a tendency to wear itself out at times though.


    Review

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    I think you letterboxd folk are going to eat this up and rocket that av rating to a 4.0 when you get your mouths on this one.

    Here's my review:
    youtu.be/gZtMHtfLuFA

  • Titane

    Titane

    the most fucked up wholesome movie

  • Three Floors

    Three Floors

    ★★★

    Aggressively fine. I enjoyed its portrait of families splitting apart and shifting in various ways. But it is insistent on remaining light and breezy. One for the old folks at their local art house.

  • The Divide

    The Divide

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely hilarious in parts and in others a frightening, heart pounding portrait of social unrest. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s is so god damn funny in this. Questions the extent to which healing is possible in fractured times.

  • Mothering Sunday

    Mothering Sunday

    ★★½

    Mothering Sunday is ever so sad and serious. It is sad so that it can have things to be emotional about. Nicely shot and scored with solid performances though. I’m not sure what the takeaway is… if enough tragedies happen around you it’ll make for a great book?

  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★

    Jesus works in wild fucking ways. Benedetta delivers all the sex, violence, and satire that you hoped for. A fiery, entertaining tale straight from the more fun bible that unfortunately doesn’t exist.

  • Lingui: The Sacred Bonds

    Lingui: The Sacred Bonds

    ★★★½

    Lingui is bit of a slow burn, but permeating the whole film is a deep and profound sense of sisterhood that I found really powerful. Achouackh Abakar is excellent and it’s very well shot.

  • Jane by Charlotte

    Jane by Charlotte

    ★★½

    I’m not sure most of the film delivered the deep dive into these two (mainly Jane Birkin) that it sets out two. Aside from some standout scenes, a lot of it feels a little casual and uneventful. And without much direction or progression. It avoids explaining who Birkin/Gainsbourg are as public figures so I think those who are more invested into Birkin’s history will get more out of it. It seemed to mean a lot to Gainsbourg to create this but I couldn’t connect with it as deeply as I’d hoped