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  • Devs

    Devs

    ★★★★

    Devs is an ambitious sci-fi series from director Alex Garland. The similarities to Ex Machina were distracting at times, but these 8 episodes are more compelling and thoughtful than most of what’s out there. I thought Nick Offerman and Zach Grenier as Kenton were the best in terms of performance and character. Beyond exploring the out of control power of large tech companies, it’s more closely examining destiny.  If we knew the future could we change it, or is it…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★½

    What Deakins was able to pull off here is really impressive, especially Écoust at night being lit by fire and flares. That was stunning. These oners must’ve been very demanding on MacKay and Chapman and yet they gave really natural performances.

    The rest of the film felt fairly surface level. This was sold as an experience film and how diegetic sound is used impacts my investment in an “experience” like this one. The music compositions work on their own, but…

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    The best spider-man film. Beyond being funny, creative, and wonderfully animated, it truly has an understanding of the character of Spider-Man.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The performances are highlights in both Pattinson's and Defoe’s repertoire, the black and white photography is gorgeous, and the story of "Winslow" coming to terms with his tentacle fetish was truly powerful stuff.