I have to return some videotapes.
"Are you happy, or are you pretending to be happy?"
Sickening and packed with extreme mental health issues, Carlo Mirabella-Davis's 'Swallow' is a curiously enticing feature, a sluggish trip that you don't want to pull your eyes away from. Haley Bennett gives an unnerving and awkward performance as a displeased housewife, going through the motions with her detached, rich husband and in-laws who are more occupied with their business and success than the well-being of those around them. To cope,…
"Pull me out."
Rewatch Review: Neurotic and fresh, Brandon Cronenberg's 'Possessor' is a film I think his dad would be completely proud and happy about, following along the same lines of man-meets-machine and technology gone berserk, this time following a successful assassin who uses a device to jack in to unwitting civilians and crafts their evidence-based downfall before using them as disposable hitmen. Her sanity slips with each new job and she finds herself (and her entire personality) meshing with…
"I hope these assholes like hospital food."
Bob Odenkirk as a lighter John Wick? Check. A killer soundtrack that totally fits with what's unfolding? Check. Heavy gore blending well with incredible comedic timing? Check.
Ilya Naishuller's 'Nobody' is a wonderful treat, a great return to the cinemas after not having been in such a long time, and Odenkirk's Hutch Mansell, beyond sporting a damn cool name, makes for one of my favorite action heroes in a long while. He's highly…
"Happy New Year! Happy New Year!"
A series of nomadic interactions and vignettes under gorgeous, weather-stricken skies paints the beautiful picture that is Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland,' emotionally driven by a wonderful performance from Frances McDormand, where each wrinkle and imperfection on her face reveals a painful memory or a shocking upheaval in her life. It's a film that speaks volumes by sometimes saying nothing, unveiling the way of the nomads that most of us likely never knew about - it's…