Almost everyone who heard about Cuties before it was released on Netflix today heard about it because of the controversy caused by its advertising. The film was said to be a disgusting display of the sexualization of children, pandering to the apparently lucrative pedophile audience. It was pretty absurd, and all the negative comments I read were from people who hadn’t even seen the film. A more nuanced criticism did emerge though. Something like “sure, maybe Cuties is making some…
Palm Springs 2020
The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Time Loop
The Time Loop film has become a sub-genre in it’s own right. With the help of Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow, Happy Death Day, and countless television episodes, it has almost, though not quite, escaped from the shadow of Groundhog Day. It is similar to, yet distinct from the time travel genre, primarily because it almost always deals with some form of tortured existentialism. And yet, it always looks like so…
Mafia Mamma 2023
I was not expecting to unironically love this movie.
Father Stu 2022
More boring than church