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  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    When Samara Weaving yelled, "Fucking rich people!", I felt that.

    But other than her career-defining performance as this era's scream queen and the bloodbath of a climax, Ready or Not remains underwhelming even after a rewatch. The first half is pretty decent; there are some solid "hide-and-seek" thrills. Weaving hiding in the kitchen and slowly loading up the fake rifle is Ready or Not at its most nail-biting. But once she has left the house, the urgency starts to lose…

  • The Piano

    The Piano

    She is a strange creature, and her playing is strange like a mood that passes into you. [...] To have a sound that creeps inside you is not at all pleasant

    That quote from The Piano perfectly describes the film: a beguiling and mystifying tale of a mute woman, her close attachment to her piano, and the peculiar, erotic, cold and controlling power(?) dynamics she has developed with two men. Jane Campion's film seems structurally simple with how the central…

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  • Maniac

    Maniac

    ★★½

    Maniac Spoiler-Free Review

    I can actually hear Princess Carolyn in the new season of BoJack Horseman, speaking inside my mind
    as I watch Maniac,

    It's confusing, which means the show is daring and smart.

    Maniac is a new miniseries from Netflix that stars Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Justin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, Sally Field, Gabriel Byrne, and Billy Magnussen. It's focused on two strangers who signed up on a pharmaceutical trial for money, and that trial goes to shit. It's probably…

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Can we stop pretending that two hours of rape, sexual assault, urine shower, sadomasochistic macabre violence, forceful shit feast and ass fetish is high art? Possibly the most horrendous pile of shit I've seen. How could you possibly think this is "a film"? It's just utterly senseless depravity for the sake of shock value that's completely devoid of any artistic merit. The entire film basically repeats the same sequence of events, and it's monotonous and dull the entire time. To…