• The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    A mighty, moral, and at times bewildering odyssey into a ripe unknown. This is still deeply permeating within me after a wave of clarity washed over during the end credits. Dev is a sensation.

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    ★★★½

    A rather simple alien invasion film with a lot of relevance underneath, for the 50s and now. This seems to be one of the first and larger landmarks that defined the sci-fi genre. Gort's design is great and iconic, and I enjoyed Michael Rennie's Klaatu. My only real issue is that the stakes felt pretty small, but I can give it some leeway due to the time period it was made in and the budget.

  • A Very Long Engagement

    A Very Long Engagement

    ★★★

    First off, that has got to be one of the most unappealing titles ever.

    Jeunet's style doesn't usually floor me, so that got tiresome pretty quickly. All the technical aspects are impressive though, and Delbonnel knows how to shoot a scene effectively. I wasn't super engaged with the story and the ensemble delivers typical Jeunet-like performances, but none of it is bad by any means. It's just a little lackluster overall.

    I was not expecting Jodie Foster.

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  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★

    Once the central conflict is set in Michael Sarnoski's precise debut Pig, it feels like the onset of the apocalypse. Cage is broken and beautiful. The quietly turbulent performance is utilized extremely well, especially in a certain scene that isolates his monologue from all the surrounding noise in a restaurant, except for the hum of an air conditioner. A devastating experience that clutches your soul and refuses to let go.

  • Scenes from a Marriage

    Scenes from a Marriage

    ★★★★

    Television Version

  • Fanny and Alexander

    Fanny and Alexander

    ★★★★

    Television Version

    Heavily flawed, but difficult to deny the Bergman players strewn across the ensemble and tumultuous, contemplative outlook.

  • Knock Off

    Knock Off

    ★★★★

    Chock-full of rambunctious action with a great sense of staging and inventive camerawork. Tsui Hark implements dizzying verticality in the larger sequences, seen earlier from the terrific Green Snake, that completely suspends your stomach in the most gleeful way possible.

  • No Sudden Move

    No Sudden Move

    ★★★½

    A winding, frisky, crackerjack bout with a cast that'll make anybody foam at the mouth. There's this warmth accompanied with every Soderbergh film that is completely unmatched.

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★

    Getting tired of the final climax CGI dust storms in most of these supernatural horror films.

  • A Letter to Three Wives

    A Letter to Three Wives

    ★★★½

    A dramatic mystery stripped of all crime or shootouts, but instead, it circles around rumors, relationships, and infidelity. The trio of titular females are all very solid, as well as an early Kirk Douglas performance who plays one of the husbands. The mystery elements are interesting but never really hit home. The narration eventually grew on me once Addie's voice started invading the characters' minds. This also has some really unique moments of sound design for the time, which certainly…

  • Dark City

    Dark City

    ★★★½

    It's a fact that planetarium scenes make a movie better.