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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★½

    i really really really liked this film!!!! it had a freshness in originality, so much personality in every character and the dynamics between them, and an immense amount of enjoyability in comedic dialogue throughout the unravelling of the plot. this successfully subverts expectations of campy crime drama tropes by using a known structure and picking carefully from it, altering it cleverly to mess with viewers’ comfort and predictions.

    this movie is absolutely ridiculous at times but i love that. i…

  • The Visit

    The Visit

    ★★★½

    a genuinely unnerving horror that does for my trust of old people what sinister did for my trust of children

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

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

    the obligatory ‘forcing my family to watch this film i really enjoyed’ rewatch brought an intriguing new perspective to me from the outset this time



    brother: “well in the turing test there’s normally a comparison, a second subject, one AI and one human and if you can’t tell the difference, then the AI has passed the test.”
    mum: “do you think there’ll be a second subject?”
    brother: “i think he is, the employee. i think he IS the test.”

    this…

  • The Good Liar

    The Good Liar

    ★★★½

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

    the next addition in the SDTCU (“she did THAT” cinematic universe)