• All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    ★★★

    Simping for 4:3 again

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    ½

    I have stared long into the abyss, and it has stared back. I fear I shall never be the same.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★

    Need to watch again before I can decide if I liked it or not

  • Rush

    Rush

    ★★★★

    Sports biopics are almost always terrible, so this was a hugely pleasant surprise

  • Happy End

    Happy End

    ★★★

    I don’t think I got it but this is apparently one of Haneke’s worst and it still made me deeply uncomfortable so go him I guess

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★½

    Disappointing compared to the hype. Maybe if I had an emotional breakthrough watching it like all the fans did when they were 14 it would it hit harder, but I didn't. Still good though

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    ★★★★

    Liked it quite a bit but the almost total lack of exposition meant I never really had a handle on what was going on. I get what Anno was going for with the ending but it didn’t work for me — looking forward to watching EOE.

  • Joy Division

    Joy Division

    ★★★½

    Good enough but some weird directorial/editing choices that draw you out of the narrative

  • TFW No GF

    TFW No GF

    ★★½

    Has its moments but not particularly well-made or creative. Just interviews with poasters. The subjects are interesting but that’s all.

  • Four Roads

    Four Roads

    ★★★½

    I’ve seen a few socially distanced covid shorts, and they’ve all been shit. That Four Roads is significantly better than the rest owes something to the fact that it’s not trying to say or do anything especially profound. It’s really just a slice of life, a warm and intimate portrait of Alice Rohrwacher’s cozy countryside community. Its constraint allows it to feel universal. 

    It also owes a lot to sheer beauty of her photography. Watching this made me question why…

  • House

    House

    ★★★½

    Completely fucking bonkers, and quite funny in places. Similar to Suspiria, which released in the same year, a film which is completely willing to throw itself into surreal visual storytelling with little regard for plot.

  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely fantastic. Never been so exhilarated by a movie that’s mostly political apparatchiks sat in boardrooms. Godzilla is gross and a lot of the themes are resonant in the 20s. It’s clearly primarily about Fukushima, but I’d be surprised if we get a better COVID movie than this.