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★★★ 1/2 + : recommend 
♥️ : loved

Favorite films

  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • Cold War
  • Out of the Past
  • The Lobster

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  • Easy Rider

    ★★★★½

  • eXistenZ

    ★★★½

  • The Taste of Things

    ★★★★½

  • The Double Life of Véronique

    ★★★

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

    Though this won’t be for everyone, Zone of Interest evokes viscerally upsetting emotions by surgical analysis of the human condition, and how evil found its sense of normalcy in one of the darkest periods of time. Defines itself through literal walls of compartmentalization, which display not just how the wickedly react to both close and far proximity of these horrors, but, in the films most beautiful and experimental sequence, how light permeates through total blackness. It will be tough for many to…

  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

    ★★

    All in for a film that tackles the ongoing reality of the son paying for the sins of the father, but this iteration never extends its grasp beyond standard biopic. Despite the genuine tragedy after tragedy the Von Erich family went through, the script here seems to merely address them rather than give any deeper layer to its characters beyond Efron’s portrayal of Kevin at the center. Frustratingly one of the better lead performances of the year, but what’s structured…

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  • Easy Rider

    Easy Rider

    ★★★★½

    Feel ashamed to admit I never knew of the immediate importance and lasting impact of Easy Rider on cinema until now. Luckily, as time can fade such things to have this importance be unrecognizable during the watch, Dennis Hopper really directs the hell out of this thing and you can feel the presence of something truly new. Said to be the first ever film that used prerecorded hits, Hopper essentially made it cool to use production costs to have your…

  • eXistenZ

    eXistenZ

    ★★★½

    The funniest I’ve seen from Cronenberg so far with all his usual trademarks like nasty practical effects and commentary on the corruption of the dystopian world we just couldn’t see yet. Where it leaves us at is expected and pretty on the nose, but it’s still a fascinating world in its creation, with an extra layer of comedy in its complete mundanity of the worlds newest game. Also love how well this fits in the exact year it was made. A snapshot of ‘99.

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★½

    David Fincher’s The Batman, this is not. To wear the mark of that influence one would assume its share of good dialogue, tension, and shocks to the core as we unravel what’s burrowing deeper beneath the surface. Maybe the most interesting comparison was one to The Crow, which unfortunately doesn’t imbue the same sense of dread, weirdness, or of a multilayered revenge story, but I can see the sad boy tone and 90’s grunge soundtrack doing the heavy lifting there.…

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★★

    One would assume the son of David Cronenberg would be debuting painstakingly brutal and violent body horror that rivals even some of his aforementioned fathers masterworks. This assumption added with some shocking slasher razzle-dazzle would be correct. Rolling out today in drive-ins and theaters, Brandon Cronenberg bursts through seams with an entry that, whether people love or hate it, will be impossible to forget. Much less uses a concept that foreshadows to a frightening future but instead brings viewers into…