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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★½

    There came a point roughly halfway through Suspiria where I completely surrendered myself. Although Luca Guadagnino’s reinterpretation of the 1977 classic is heavy on plot and subtext, my first viewing (of which there will be many more) was an overwhelming sensory experience — a trance, Lynchian in feel, Kubrickian in design and yet never once feeling like anything other than its own nightmarish entity. Drenched in a thick, blood red atmosphere, otherwordly forces genuinely feel at play here, making this…

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★½

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

    The first act of Jordan Peele’s latest, Us, ends with the irreparable force of two words:

    “We’re Americans”.

    What follows is a dizzyingly nightmarish trip down the rabbit hole.

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★

    Yes, it's riddled with all of the cliches and narrative inconsistencies you'd expect from a YA dystopian epic, yet the world building and sheer technological scope elevate it beyond belief.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    A film so special and so incredibly personal that I will never watch it with another person.

    I just couldn't.

  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    I want to choke Gary Oldman with his own fucking prosthetics