"the best defense is a good offense."
Bodies Bodies Bodies is a slasher so fresh that Jenna Ortega doesn't show up until the sequel.
"Anything with a spirit can get broke."
NOPE or: How We Bring Horrific Realities Into the Light Only to Lose Sight of Them Again in the Glare of the Spectacle
& That's just 1 of MANY things to unpack.
My head is SWIMMING.
Best of 2022
07/26/2022: Rewatched in IMAX. Rating bumped to 5/5 ❤️
"I don't know if there's a dark side to nature - just inventive ways to endure against all odds."
Where the Crawdads Sing or: Marsh Girl? That's Harsh, Girl
I had zero intentions of seeing this one in theaters, but a last min change in my work skedge & a rogue 5/5 review changed all that. & This was fine, I guess (?).
DE-J's performance is solid, the film itself is of decent quality, & like any good NYTBS adapted to the screen,…
"Go fk your Friday afternoon"
With No Exit, satisfactory+ filmmaking & a rather excellent performance from Havana Rose Liu carry this mystery/thriller/stranded & in close quarters with sketchy strangers/would make a neat stageplay little project.
The premise is solid, but the plot & story are, um, a bit overstuffed & direction-less. Idk how much of the screenplay is true to the novel, but I'd venture to guess that whoever wrote so much cushion around this otherwise simple story was afraid of boring the reader…
"Ladies - do watch what you flush."
Alex Garland is back, & as to be expected, he has something to say about mankind & our ongoing battle with natural order in a rapidly shifting world. His overarching theme is usually explored through narratives that are rooted in the present (& how we got here from the past), but take place in hypothetical futures accelerated by illusions of choice & misuse of power.
Men, however, is set in the present; it is less imaginary…
"I took a long, hard look in the mirror, & I didn't like what I saw.......until I did."
Spoil•age / ˈspɔɪ.lɪdʒ / n
1. A process which renders a product undesirable, unsuitable, or unacceptable for consumption
Examples of spoilage in a Sentence
// The trailer(s) for Bullet Train contain spoilage more sickening than chunky milk.
// The magic of movies is murdered by the kind of spoilage present in the Bullet Train trailer(s).
// I had a blast watching…