• Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★½

    Some brutal, disturbing kills. Tries to make some weird social commentary that doesn’t fit at all. But I liked it overall. So much fun to laugh at the stupidity of the citizens of Haddonfield. A lot of them deserved what they got if you ask me!!

  • Lamb

    Lamb

    ★★★

    The trailer got my butt into a seat. Some fun family scenes with the half-human, half-sheep Adá. But I wanted answers and there’s a bit of a payoff for the slow burn pace, but you’re left to make up the rest and that was a bit annoying.

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    Really enjoyed this. Villain and the continuing romance from Spectre were kinda weak, but everything comes together quite nicely and the action scenes are breathtaking? Saw this at a purpose-built IMAX theater and if possible you should make it a point to see it at one, for the Cuba sequence alone. My god.

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★½

    I admit that I was wrong, thats rare for me, so enjoy it. I just had the wrong idea about the character of Venorm and he’s always been like this, darkly comedic and silly. I just don’t appreciate that this character exists without first bonding with Spider-Man. I can’t be mad though because Venom as a character has walkways been the mirror image of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and the MCU version of the character doesn’t have the darkness that Venom can…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★½

    Wow, wow, wow! Left this with my jaw on the floor. Absolutely not what I expected in the least. It’s a wild, brutal, darkly funny ride. You’ll recoil and gasp, but also find some tenderness behind these intense images. Compared to Raw, that was tame after seeing this. Julia Ducournau is one of the most exciting filmmakers of the day and I cannot wait to see what she does next.

  • The Souvenir Part II

    The Souvenir Part II

    ★★★

    Enjoyed the first film much more, but very glad Richard Ayoade got a lot more screen time here. Honor Swinton-Byrne is amazing once again in this very meta, almost documentary-like exploration of processing grief and the filmmaking process.

  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★

    Unexpectedly epic satirical love story. Wholly captivating performances, especially Virginie Efira as the titular Benedetta. The only thing funnier was the Catholic guys protesting outside of Tully Hall before, chanting Hail Marys and blowing bagpipes.

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    “I feel like a spectator in my own life. Like I’m playing supporting role in my own life.”

    Not had a film resonate like this for me in a while. So often I think what I’m feeling about where I am in life is completely exclusive to me. Lost, uncertain, not exactly content, and often like I’m the worst person in the world. This was a reminder that I’m not alone in feeling that way and I won’t be stuck forever. Hilarious, heartbreaking and thought-provoking. My favorite film of the year so far.

  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    ★★★

    Ingmar Bergman’s filmography is only something I’ve tapped the surface of (only have seen The Seventh Seal), so a lot of the references were lost on me. I like films like this because they give you a look at parts of the world you might not otherwise have ever known to exist. The film itself though becomes too much about Bergman himself rather than the couple that it centers on, leaving a couple questions that I wish were answered during the post screening Q&A.

  • BELLE

    BELLE

    ★★★½

    Mamoru Hosoda once again explores our relationship with the digital world 11 years after Summer Wars. His attention to detail - accurately portraying the false happiness we get from interaction on social media platforms and the ability to become someone else, but also forming genuine relationships with complete strangers - is the strongest element of the film. The animation is stunning, with character design from Disney animator Jin Kim (Big Hero 6, Frozen). And I found the soundtrack and original…

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★

    Really disappointed. Even Tiffany Haddish seemed bored by this “thriller” which never seems to shift into gear. There are two scenes in which Oscar Isaac can actually give a performance, the rest of the time he’s just wandering around casino floors or flatly narrating the exposition and inside baseball of poker. The pieces of the movie Paul Schrader wanted to make are there, but the connections are missing, especially the ones between the characters. Not once did I truly believe Isaac’s William Tell cared for Tye Sheridan’s “Cirk with a C” nor Haddish’s La Linda.

  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★½

    Saw the trailer before the Demon Slayer movie earlier this year, but effectively went in blind and I have to say I quite enjoyed this. Really well executed plays on the fear and acceptance of death, and the voices in your head that can lead to dark, sometimes dangerous thoughts. Felt this was a much better remake of The Invisible Man than the one we actually got. Loved the eerie atmosphere. A few aspects didn’t really work for me, especially the ending which didn’t feel like satisfying after what is revealed.