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  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill

    ★★★★

    “Your faith brings death!”

    “Mother is God in the eyes of a child.”

    Rust and blood. Motherhood as the ultimate rebellion. Revisiting this shortly after Resident Evil: Retribution makes for one thematically rich experience.

  • Resident Evil: Afterlife

    Resident Evil: Afterlife

    ★★★½

    PWSA didn’t have to go that hard to announce his return. Feature-length stylistic flexes don’t get more fun than this one.

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★½

    It’s safe to say at this point that I’ve mostly outgrown these needlessly exhausting, excruciatingly infantilizing exercises in nothingness. World-conquering megablockbusters preaching against excess and greed, commodifying morality as easily attainable nuggets of wisdom to live by are the last thing we need in this sobering year.

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ½

    Read my full (spoiler-free) review for The Jakarta Post here.

    The logical endpoint of reactionary content creation under late-capitalist hegemony. Look no further than the current reign of Marvel Studios for a clear-cut behavior of the monolithic elite creating the illusion of aesthetic revolution to provide dissenters a bit of a wiggle room in a culture that’s no longer theirs. 

    When we criticized the film company for its lack of cast diversity, it went on to produce Black Panther. When…