• The Five Fingers of a Dog

    The Five Fingers of a Dog

    completely biased on this one due to the two filmmakers being my closest friends, that being said the five fingers of a dog is just sensational. even after seeing the duo work on multiple edits, five fingers is still so fresh and exciting and feels exhilarating due to its creators immense love for the genre, and it shows. it truly is awe-inspiring seeing two horror fiends create something practical and tightly-bound and cohesive. both funny and sinister, this giallo completely nails it’s genre and places them as horror filmmakers to look out for. 

    do not miss this one this halloween season!

  • Blonde

    Blonde

    strange that dominik has had a history of filmmaking where he treats subjects like real people and not broken souls. blonde is narratively messy and unsubtle while feeling like it is attempting to find a deeper meaning within a repetitive script. de armas is put through the ringer here and it’s all the more heartbreaking due to its subject matter. blonde is mean-spirited and dreary with scenes that make you wonder if dominik even cares about monroe in the first place. while…

  • The Munsters

    The Munsters

    “herman’s here. look out.”

    while i am a bit unaware of the original series, rob zombie’s the munsters is delightfully fun and a warm welcome to the fall season. though it takes a bit to get itself going, zombie is completely focused on making an earnest and playful adaptation of the original series while also making it formally divine. the cinematography is so elegant and places it’s visuals completely new to mainstream filmmaking while also not afraid of being whimsical. the…

  • Nope

    Nope

    in a year full of crowd pleasing blockbusters, jordan peele’s nope still feels refreshing and awe inspiring on subsequent rewatches. hoytema and peele provide such masterfully crafted images allowing the visuals to speak for themselves and offer up new insights in what the genre could push. hate to be hyperbolic, but the final act is sheer movie magic.

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    even after all the news surrounding the film, olivia wilde’s don’t worry darling still manages to be half-baked and an all around bore. though pugh and pine try as the could with a mediocre script, what suffers is an immense amount of ideas that do not work and are completely ignored through the rest of the film. wilde thinks too broadly for her vision, thinking the film is bigger than what it really boils down towards. it’s themes feel cookie-cutter…

  • Terrifier 2

    Terrifier 2

    embargo!

  • Avatar

    Avatar

    how people find this culturally irrelevant is beyond me because even after 10+ years later, james cameron’s avatar is unlike anything seen in the blockbuster medium. formally akin to the ideas expressed and explored in george lucas’ star wars prequel trilogy, coupled with a emotionally charged and new perspective of the heroes journey narrative, it still just rocks. crash zooms to emphasize the scope and scale of our heroes tiny size in stature while also letting the visuals speak for ourselves.…

  • The Visit

    The Visit

    haven’t seen this since it released and i forgot how incredibly earnest and fun the visit is. it’s the type of movie meant to be seen with a crowd, a horror title about strange things happening with a twist that completely changes the entire narrative and thus makes the previous two acts even more haunting. shyamalan again continuing his empathetic approach, but being placed inside children, and it works! the comedy feels very placed within its characters and i found…

  • The Empty Man

    The Empty Man

    need to have a sit down interview with director david prior on goosebumps

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    “hollywood real estate means you live here. you’re not not just visiting, not just passing through, you f**king live here.”

  • After Earth

    After Earth

    further proves that m night is one of the most empathetic filmmakers working currently. a touching story about coming to terms with a dissonant and absent father set within the backdrop of a survival science fiction blockbuster. one of the most stunningly compelling uses of digital filmmaking where it’s formalism doesn’t reach absurdity and only feels grounded. need m night to work within this scale again.

  • Ginger Snaps

    Ginger Snaps

    “if i wasn’t here would you eat her”