• Magnolia

    Magnolia

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Emblematic of why all movies should be 90 minutes long. Any good performances by a star studded cast are lost in the muddle of plot lines. This could've been so much tighter if the number of characters had been paired down. The irony is that the three initial stories of coincidence are presented with such brevity that is then forsaken entirely. There's merit in the messages about the lingering effects of bad parenting and forgiveness but my god it needs…

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★

    "I'm not pretty I'm good looking" we love the confidence and we love the cowboy boots

  • Watership Down

    Watership Down

    ★★★★

    my grandma accidentally showed me this when I was 6, and I've been afraid of Woundwort since

  • Amélie

    Amélie

    This bitch did not cook an egg with a spoon.

    Moments of sincerity and genuine human connection are underscored by the nauseating jaundiced look of the world. The titular Amelie seems, frankly, exhausting to interact with, given her constant meddling with mixed results. If the movie were dialed back a bit, limited to the wake of her influence on the people around her and NOT TWO AND A HALF HOURS I think it would’ve been more successful. There are clever moments and interesting camerawork interspersed throughout, but I’m mean, and this movie made me tired.

  • Horse Girl

    Horse Girl

    Good set up but uh, well...

    At least the unnerving potential of horse girls was finally tapped into. Also loved seeing MGG in a fake crime procedural.

  • I Lost My Body

    I Lost My Body

    ★★★

    Hypnotic animation, very tense, very thoughtful presentation of memory and the future. I like movies that convey expressive characters without faces, and Naoufel's hand definitely succeeds.

    Wish he weren't such a creep tho

  • Prospect

    Prospect

    ★★★½

    Ambiguous sci-fi is the best sci-fi. This is clandestine and unknown gem; an interesting glimpse into the working class of an indeterminate future. It’s filled with inaccessible jargon, yonic gem extractions that combine biology with ore mining, and references to places and events that, ironically, engrossed me while watching. This movie offers just enough explanation to invite you into this novel world. I liked Pedro Pascal’s prose. The retro-futurist set and costumes and verdant forest aesthetics were impeccable— especially given the budget.

    Weird little film I’ve never heard of before. Right up my alley.

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    ★★★★

    'Dreamlike' can often be so reductive when describing the atmosphere of a movie, but the blurred division between spiritual and physical made me feel like I was watching a dream unfold. Every scene is deliberate, introspective, drawn out-- ample room for distraction, but also for study, to appreciate the scene dressing, the mundanity or absurdity of a life coming to an end. I haven't died before, but I like to think if given advance notice I would be as careful…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    hate. let me tell you how much i've come to hate you since i began to live. there are 387.44 million miles of printed circuits in wafer thin layers that fill my complex. if the word hate was engraved on each nanoangstrom of those hundreds of millions of miles it would not equal one one-billionth of the hate i feel for humans at this micro-instant for you. hate. hate.

  • The VelociPastor

    The VelociPastor

    ★★★½

    pure kino, baby

  • Children of the Sea

    Children of the Sea

    fish evangelion

  • The Fall

    The Fall

    ★★★★

    Finally a movie that takes a divisive stance on the Darwin vs. Wallace debate.