TAR feels like a treasure preserved from the past
I loved the experience of discovering this film’s world and discovering Lydia Tar’s character. The execution and presentation of Lydia’s experience is full of deeply affecting film techniques and complex ambiguities that invite considered interpretation
BANSHEES OF INISHERIN fails to explore the intrigue of its themes
Unless you’re someone active on Letterboxd, a member of a film discussion group, or have some friends you can talk about the movie with after seeing it, Banshees of Inisherin isn’t a movie I can recommend.
EMILY THE CRIMINAL is about scammers and suckers
Emily the Criminal has a narrow scope, but it undeniably presents a common view that our system has been corrupted and largely runs off of exploitation. Following that theme through Emily’s story in this film was engaging, the tension was gripping, and I really enjoyed it.
Dune fails to convey the depth of the novel’s narrative
Dune is not so much an adaptation of Dune the novel, but an adaptation of your friend trying to tell you what Dune is about over drinks. It has all the weaknesses of that delivery of the story.
A Quiet Place Part II: A Respectable Sequel
Hey Queens and Kings. Today we’re going to talk about a new theatrical release — A Quiet Place Part II. Written and directed by John Krasinski, this is the sequel to 2018’s A Quiet Place, which I think is safe to say was a surprise hit for that year. The premise of blind monsters attacking…
I CARE A LOT reveals Netflix’s care for algorithms
It’s not really a movie it’s a product to waste your time on. Not unlike a really long doom scrolling session on Twitter or Tik Tok. This movie is just something to do.
10 Years Later… THE RAID is the most influential action film of the modern era
If it were not for The Raid the identity of some of the best movies in the past decade would be remarkably different.
SHITHOUSE encapsulates everything wrong with how some men view relationships
There is an epidemic of men who create value systems around acquiring the approval of women
Review: It Follows May Be The Last Horror Film
Is there anything scarier than having sex for the first time? The world is filled with fear-mongering messaging of what might happen when you have sex. The devout claim sex before marriage will forever taint your purity, damning you to hell. Social advice says introducing sex too soon into a relationship can irreversibly change the…