• Athena

    Athena

    ★★★★

    Probably the most impressive opening scene in any film this year.

  • The Munsters

    The Munsters

    ★★★

    Super corny and way too long, but also really charming. I'm always a sucker for Zombie's films, and you can clearly tell everyone was having a blast making this.

  • Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

    Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

    ★★★½

    Odd and kind of aimless for most of its runtime, but also pretty entertaining and stylish.

  • Pearl

    Pearl

    ★★★★★

    Loved X. Loved this even more. Mia Goth is quickly becoming one of my favorite actors.

  • Do Revenge

    Do Revenge

    ★★★

    I think I liked the soundtrack more than I liked the actual movie, but it was still fun for the most part.

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    ★★★★

    TIFF 2022 #5:

    Overlong and a tad melodramatic at points, but mostly great. The combat sequences are thrilling and terrifying, and the sound design is fantastic throughout.

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★½

    TIFF 2022 #4:

    Bit of a slow start, but once this gets going it's one of the best of the year so far. The visuals are great, especially all those beautiful landscape shots, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson both deliver some of their best work, and the writing is really sharp with lots of witty dialogue. Although it's not my favourite of McDonagh's films it's still absolutely worth seeing as soon as you can.

  • The Menu

    The Menu

    ★★★★½

    TIFF 2022 #3:

    Easily one of the most entertaining films I've seen all year. Also one of the funniest, which I was not expecting. Its sense of humor is very mean and very dark, but it works perfecty. The film constantly reinvents itself and never becomes predictable at any point, the performances are all very strong and the blaring score is immediately memorable.

    This would probably make an excellent double feature with Ready Or Not.

  • Sanctuary

    Sanctuary

    ★★★★

    TIFF 2022 #2:

    Really sharp dialogue and lots of interesting camerawork. Qualley and Abbott are both excellent and keep it interesting throughout which is an impressive feat considering they're the only 2 cast members.

  • The Good Nurse

    The Good Nurse

    ★★★½

    TIFF 2022 #1:

    Strong performances across the board and based on a very interesting true story. Could have probably used a tighter edit to help the pacing, but apart from that very solid and I would recommend checking it out.

  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★½

    A whole lot of twisted fun. See it with a big crowd and go in knowing as little as possible.

  • Day Shift

    Day Shift

    ★★★½

    A lot more fun than I expected. Has some pretty creative action sequences.