I didn’t know a film could be both unsettling and comforting in equal measure. Felt like the way I reacted to this film was a direct result of the pandemic seriously waning on my ability to watch through seriously-slow-burners without fidgeting. Interesting premise and the message was clear but felt like I couldn’t engage as much as the film commanded of us as an audience. It reminded me of Werner Herzog’s Family Romance.
I'm Thinking of Ending Things 2020
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A seemingly impenetrable enigma from an undeniable genius, I’m Thinking of Ending Things might be clunky and frustratingly self-indulgent but the more I’ve broken it down post-viewing, the more I’d regard it as one of the finest cinematic depictions of the troubled male psyche which Kaufman does best at. Perhaps the film might’ve benefitted from being mediated by a different director, but in many ways the film is wholly original and probably wouldn’t have been as such if it was done…
Alien: Covenant 2017
The myth that this film is even as remotely as brilliant as the first Aliens instalment will always remain a pure myth. This film is an abundance of mistakes both in continuity and in what it stands for. My only slight gest of appreciation is for new audiences and bringing them into the original Alien films and letting this be a modern-day gateway to discovering those beautiful gems of Horror films. Ridley, not sure what you were doing here.