• Gaslight

    Gaslight

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    My exes must’ve watched this and decided to make it their sole personality trait. Absolutely horrifying.

  • Flashback

    Flashback

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    Dylan O’Brien needs to fire his agent I swear to fucking god. Can’t decide what’s more disappointing about this, the film itself or the immense promise both O’Brien and Maika Monroe have as big-time movie stars but the projects they star in seem determined to let them down at every turn.

  • star-crossed: the film

    star-crossed: the film

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    Really struggles to find its feet in the first β€˜act’ but once it’s there, it’s a treat. Clearly a pain-born project Kacey needed to make, even if those undeniably raw emotions only occasionally permeate the visuals. Breadwinner being cut is an absolute crime but ultimately this is just Kacey fucking shit up for 48 minutes and looking incredible while she does it so I can’t be too mad.

  • Old

    Old

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    A strange mishmash of gorgeous visuals and terrible editing, cool thematic elements with stupid payoffs, and stilted performances that add to the chilling tone but are also completely unnecessary. Surprisingly, the one thing that worked for me across the board is the script, even if I unintentionally undercut all the tension by cracking jokes throughout. Needless to say, I bought retinol as soon as the credits rolled.

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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    I won’t remember any of these songs tomorrow but this is a very sweet musical that only just manages to get away with how two dimensional everyone in the script except Jamie is (probably by design but it’s a glaring issue regardless). Max Harwood is incredible.

  • My First Summer

    My First Summer

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    The needle drops are a bit much but this is an otherwise gentle, haunting love story that I really hope people take the time to seek out.

  • Pig

    Pig

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    Stunning. I’m far too much of a mess to coherently organise my thoughts on this one as I cried through most of the third act, but I will say there were moments that were nothing like what I expected it to be (while not bad by any stretch, they just meddled with the film tonally) and others where it all just fell into place was simply perfect. I know I will want to watch this again but it’ll definitely take some time.

  • Afterlife of the Party

    Afterlife of the Party

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    Took me 12 hours to get through. Make of that what you will.

  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    β˜…Β½

    Feminism is alive and well ❀️


    Don’t call me goose-yyyyy

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    The body horror is great and the score sets a really effective mood but it’s so heavy handed in it’s exploration of its themes that it undercuts the seriousness of what it’s trying to say. A timely remake/sequel but it’s just not working for me.

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    A stellar opening act but I can’t help but feel like it’s that smidge too long, you know? Still a tonne of fun!

  • The Voyeurs

    The Voyeurs

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    Does a decent job at selling the atmosphere in the first half (even if the acting across the four leads is wildly inconsistent) just to undo it all in the favour of increasingly salacious twists and comically bad dialogue. Films like this do not deserve to have their cake and eat it too; either commit to establishing a tense yet grounded story throughout or go beginning-to-end with the batshit stuff. I can’t pretend there weren’t parts I really liked but…