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  • Amok

    ★★★½

  • Nostalgia

    ★★½

  • Good Night Oppy

    ★★★½

  • The Toll of the Sea

    ★★★★

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  • Amok

    Amok

    ★★★½

    Lurid, twisted animation style makes for a rather compelling journey into a man's inner demons. Much to like about this in terms of the overall aesthetic and sheer invention of the worlds it builds in quite the unsettling fashion, even if I don't think it's really saying anything too innovative and the ending is a bit of a '?' to me.

  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

    ★★½

    2022 Ranking 

    I did like some of the initial vibes of the protagonist wandering around Naples, nifty camerawork to boot, but at a certain point just felt it meandered, hitting fairly uninteresting plot points that bogs it down as it moves along. Not my tempo, but I do see the appeal.

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  • Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★★★½

    2022 Ranking 

    Loved the unique rhythm of Guadagnino’s storytelling, the way it shifts from serenity to terror and blurring the two through its two protagonists. Russell and Chalamet both brilliant, passionate and painful in equal measure. Incredible sound design - every gruesome crunch and bite presents us bluntly with the horror of this pattern of life and death, amplified by the terrific Reznor and Ross score which is also so luminous and beautiful in parts. What I really liked was…

  • Triangle of Sadness

    Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★

    2022 Ranking 

    First act is an okay-ish student film. Cannot stress how much I hated the second act on the boat which drags out the most repetitive, obvious and boring gags over and over, and that sequence everyone was going on about how INSANE it was...felt nothing. Then the third act comes on the island where frankly, I kind of loved it, the fascinating character dynamics, especially Abigail (Dolly de Leon is tremendous, entirely buy the hype, that Oscar campaign…