• Blonde

    Blonde

    ★★★½

    Triangle Of Sadness

    Saw this on the big screen, and I’m not sure it would’ve been tolerable in a smaller setting, as it feels like it’s meant to crush you with the weight of guilt. I definitely see the JFK comparisons and not so much the Jackie or Last Temptation ones, but the jumping around and endless transitions felt very similar to another 2022 picture: Elvis. I’m not sure what makes an NC-17 film, as it was seemingly tame compared…

  • House of Bamboo

    House of Bamboo

    ★★★★½

    Another ruthless Robert Ryan performance, and Stack at his most disheveled, with Yamaguchi as the heart of the film. I haven't seen Fuller use Technicolor before, but he really shows he knows what he's doing right away. Incredible shootout ending.

  • Panic

    Panic

    ★★★½

    I love the dedication in Hungarian animation to continually depict unlicensed versions of Mickey Mouse.

  • See How They Run

    See How They Run

    ★★★½

    Silly and frivolous in all the right ways, a perfect lazy fall matinee picture. Only kind of gets grating when it tries very hard to be the Scream of ensemble murder mysteries. And I’m still not sure why they got a tall guy to play Richard Attenborough. If I were some mindless stan poster I’d probably say something like “Saoirse Ronan Supremacy” but I won’t do that. She’s a hoot and a half though.

  • Pixote

    Pixote

    ★★★★½

    Tragedy as viewed through such a mundane eye that it almost seems indifferent. But how else could the participants stay sane, let alone survive, if they were constantly having to acknowledge the horror of their lives.

  • Hey, You!

    Hey, You!

    ★★★½

    twisted firestarter

  • Three Colors: Red

    Three Colors: Red

    ★★★★½

    Definitely the best of these three, with more of a focus on magical realism and the circular nature of time than the other two. Everything from the fashion show through the storm outside the theater is breathtaking. If you think about it, all three of these movies are courtroom dramas.

  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    ★★★★

    It never occurs to any of these people to just jack off like a normal person 🤔🤔

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★★

    I’ve always wanted a giant fridge.”

    I just need someone to drill a hole in my skull to let the bad spirits out.

  • The Relic

    The Relic

    ★★★½

    Taught little chiller that's not afraid to get mean with it once the monster starts popping off. While it is firmly in the horror realm, it has some of those Predator/Alien like elements that frequently veer into Action Mode, where the guns start coming out but they're not of much use. You can sense the Jurassic Park influence creeping in as the whole first half deals with mostly DNA and Evolution. The only downsides are the prehistoric CGI and two…

  • The Misfits

    The Misfits

    ★★★★½

    “You have to get something to be human? You never felt anything for anybody in your life. All you know is the sad words. You could blow up the world and all you would feel is sorry for yourself!”

    Obviously some stunning performances from Gable and Monroe, two people living as out on the edge as you could be, but I’d also like to point out the quietly understated work of Montgomery Clift here. After seeing him physically struggle through…

  • Doctor X

    Doctor X

    ★★★★

    The otherworldliness of the technicolor, much like Mysteries Of The Wax Museum, really enhances the atmosphere throughout, even if it relies a little too much on reporter pranks. The "experiment" scenes alone are extremely intense, and make great use of skillful editing techniques.