• The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    Did not expect this to be a challenging watch as I only had less than 4 hours of sleep the night before but damn this is easily Wes Anderson's most visually interesting film with a ton of things happening in each frame and simultaneously also his most talky film. It also did not help that a woman was coughing non stop throughout the film which put the fear of god in me for obvious reasons. Need to see it again…

  • Juice

    Juice

    ★★★★

    This is a Certified Hood Classic

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    I can patiently sit through all the slow cinema in the world but my mind unfortunately automatically shuts down when Shakespearean English is spoken. This essentially ended up being a non-starter for me partly because I had already experienced this same feeling of defeat with Macbeth(2015). I thought that things might have changed 6 years later but I guess not... Denzel is phenomenal and some of the imagery here would slap if some other fable was being told. I get…

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★½

    Its getting harder with each passing year to watch new films that you immediately want to rewatch when you leave the theatre and Memoria fits the bill perfectly. Sonically stimulating and captures the idea that spaces contain lingering memories, sounds, time, life and death in a far more interesting and abstract fashion as compared to Edgar Wright's straightforward and frankly boring attempt in Last night in Soho. Makes me feel worse about having missed the Apichatpong Weerasethakul retrospective in Melbourne due to the Pandemic.

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★½

    Celine Sciamma does a great job in breaking down complex issues of grief and abandonment through the eyes of a child but while I can admire the screenwriting ability, I was never emotionally affected because it felt like I could see the buttons she was pushing.

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

    Didn't know that I was walking into a film that is predominately about sexual assault and I love how Scott uses various character viewpoints to depict different forms of sexual assault surrounding the same event. Even when events are retold for the third time from a different perspective, the film constantly remains engaging and holds your attention for the entire runtime. The climatic fight sequence had me on the edge of my seat, which hasn't happened in ages in any…

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    Speechless... If the objective was to make a Halloween movie as boring as possible, then DGG and Co have passed with flying colours. My jaw dropped when the film had an entire subplot about mob mentality. The franchise should have ended with Halloween(2018) because I sincerely have no idea what the finale of this modern trilogy can bring to the table. The drop off between Halloween(2018) and this is so staggering that its insane that the same filmmaker made both films.

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Major 2000s superhero movie energy. A blast from start to finish. Carnage is easily the weakest link in the film but Eddie Brock and Venom's relationship really makes up for it. Unironically, more progressive than any one of the mcu movies lmao.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    You would be much better off watching the giallo movies this obviously pulls inspiration from instead. Stylishly made but lacks any sense of dread or psychological terror.

  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    The last 30mins comes alive especially that ending but it lacks the atmosphere of the previous films. Still a relatively fun and easy watch.

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★★

    Felt like counter programming at GRIMMFEST compared to all the other horror movies present as this completely subverts all expectations I had when I walked in. Best going in blind and I'll leave it at that.

  • The Sadness

    The Sadness

    I was drawn to check this out at GRIMMFEST because of the pull quote
    "So much so, in fact that Toronto International Film Festival screened it with a trigger warning; the first time they have ever taken such a precaution." As usual, this is mostly pure early festival hyperbole that plagues one or two horror movies yearly but at least it doesn't feel like complete bullshit with The Sadness. Personally, I wasn't really grossed out by the gore/sadism and think…