I wanted to write reviews for all the movies I saw at Middleburg, but I’m too lazy to do so, but with a few words on Aftersun, I will not be.
This is easily the best movie I have seen all year, and I highly doubt it will be usurped; it already holds a special place in my heart. For a debut, this is shockingly restrained, yet skillfully unmatched. Charlotte Wells’ choreography of the camera and the placement of her…
This takes a while to settle into a rhythm; the distinctive editing, in particular, doesn’t really hit until the midpoint, but it’s a hoot when it gets going. I mentioned in my The Innkeepers review that Ti has a keen understanding of how to make good by the number horror movies with specific elevations (not to be confused with elevated horror lol), and X is no different. Other than making a thrill of kills with no-frills 70s slasher, a lot…
John Wick: Chapter 4 2023
It’s not like I think the action or staging of sequences are inherently bad, but how good can it be if it’s all weightless?
Avatar: The Way of Water 2022
It’s a grower, but I’m really just here for the last hour: Cameron’s masterpiece.
Devilman Crybaby 2018
Action and gore galore, which seems to be the infamous appeal of the original show, so it only makes sense that’s the strongest component of the remake. In fact, it’s my favorite part of the show. Other than the animation, which at times, was shoddy (but I’m not sure if that was the intent because it exhibits that rough sketch 80s, 90s Japanese animation art styles which I find so damn charming) everything else just wasn’t up to par. Execution…