I don't think there's much going on here beyond the usual female suffering.
The Petrified Forest 1973
First hour has a Hartley vibe with the subversive casting of a Soderbergh, deliberate artifice ebbs and flows after a certain point. Peculiar, unfairly forgotten.
The Puppetmaster 1993
Watched on 35mm, because you have to.
Is history a nightmare from which we’re all trying to awake, or the act of using one’s imagination to make sense of the bubble one has been immersed in? Apocalyptic final shot.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time 2021
Mission accomplished! So confidently made and deeply felt that it might make me look back on the first three Rebuilds much more fondly than they probably deserve. Features the most downtime there's ever been in an Evangelion "episode", and it uses it wisely. The 14 years and new facts of this world are pulled off here in a way that 3.0 didn't seem to want to do, and certain scenes of characterization are as tough-minded as anything from the original.…