Dalton

I like movies a lot, sometimes even when I’m not supposed to

Favorite films

  • Scream
  • Dunkirk
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★½

  • Querelle

    ★★★★★

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

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  • Vagabond

    Vagabond

    ★★★★

    I briefly considered giving this rewatch five stars because I just see so much of myself in Mona.

    Anyways to die in a ditch covered in wine...

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★★★

    I honestly don’t know what to say.

    I guess that if a movie meets every one of my high expectations and then a little more, I am ready to adopt it as one of my favorites. And that’s what this remake did.

    Nia DaCosta, in all of her directorial glory, fine-tunes an already sharpened hook to sink into her audience’s flesh. Practically every shot of this movie is visually stunning, and her reconstruction of a classic, disturbing horror film is…

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  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Sorry but I would just kiss my kid’s finger better.

    Love the editing, love Jessie Buckley, love the general pointed anxiety that comes with Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directing of the plot.

    Howevs, it kinda does the Goldfinch thing in casting someone much better as the main character in the young flashbacks. That just generally made me lose interest in the main plot, and all it was speaking on, thematically.

  • Querelle

    Querelle

    ★★★★★

    As uncomfortable as this movie might be, it’s probably the most accurate and honest portrayal of the queer experience. Maybe imperfect and certainly perched in a moral grey area, Querelle levels itself to its audience and shows the pathos of living in the world as a taboo.

    Its horny, violent, and religious imagery frames the story perfectly, as well as the gorgeously lit sound stages it was shot on. Having not seen anything like this before, I might consider it…

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    I think I overhyped it in my head?? Idk I think this movie is actually pretty great, but the persistently comedic rhythm (while so well done) almost begs you to take the actually moving stuff less seriously. 

    Who cares I love seeing Harley Quinn kick ass in girlboss mode

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★

    It’s a good movie with fine direction, but I find myself truly wondering if this kind of thing can be considered “elevated” or “essential” material.

    Like, sure. I always will like Marvel movies. That’s fine and done and I therefore love a lot of what this does. It’s really interesting to see a comic book film move away from so much action and focus on the themes that is has to explore.

    But really, that’s all it has to offer.…