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  • Death Note

    Death Note

    ½

    Just get high and get ready for a laugh. I seriously don’t even know where to begin.

  • Failure

    Failure

    ★★★½

    Oddly enough, I liked it.

    The genre, I don’t know — poetic documentary? arthouse parody? post-traumatic manifesto? — but it felt apropos.

    I could have used even sharper, more startling cuts, to drive the dystopian topographic knife deeper. That could just be me, though.

    Overall: well done.

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  • Like Glass

    Like Glass

    ★½

    I’m kind of disappointed... I was really expecting to like this, but I could already tell two minutes in that the beautiful cinematography, genius makeup and costume, enveloping sound design and original score would not be enough to salvage the terrible writing and, I presume, equally ineffective directing.

    There are cases when bad writing can be saved by a good director and production team (e.g., The Untouchables, The Force Awakens). However, the fact that every single actor delivered their lines…