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  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★½

    Fincher achieves everything he set out to in his love (hate?) letter to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

    Having gone in more or less blind as a classic cinema pleb, it wasn’t until the MGM birthday that Mank’s modern day relevance became abundantly clear. While shot in black and white, its themes are anything but, presenting bold sociopolitical commentary alongside its biographical A plot.

    Given its subject matter, I thought I would be remiss not to mention its screenwriter, but…

  • The Craft: Legacy

    The Craft: Legacy

    ★★★

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

    “You had me at shapeshifting into Kristen Stewart.”

    Thank you to Monster Fest for tickets to see the follow-up to one of my favourite quintessential ‘90s films!

    I’ve been nursing the phrase “light as a feather, stiff as the acting” in anticipation of this pseudo-sequel for months, but unfortunately for me, I actually can’t use it for the core cast. Unpopular opinion: I thought Legacy was heaps of fun, with a hugely likable coven continuing the legacy of Sarah, Nancy, Rochelle…

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  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ★★★½

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

    “Everybody’s story is different. Just because Harper isn’t ready, doesn’t mean she doesn’t love you.”

    Harper is just a normal, flawed person dealing with familial pressures and anxiety, actually. Her folks very much made a comment about “lifestyles” at the restaurant and people are wondering why she was in the closet? Like, I was not her biggest fan, but the amount of reviews calling her awful is just astounding.

    The only “bad guy” in my mind was Alison Brie, committing…

  • Bandits

    Bandits

    ★★★½

    I would categorically ruin my life for polyamorous disaster Cate Blanchett. 

    This is an absolute delight of a heist film; like a straighter, comedic Heat. There are so few positive representations of polyamory in media, particularly from mainstream Hollywood. I was browsing through Barry Levinson’s filmography and was genuinely bummed to discover PoliWood was completely unrelated. 

    The soundtrack is basically a late 90s time capsule. While I have zero inclination to listen to U2 in any other context, Bandits is so quirky…

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  • Rollerball

    Rollerball

    ★★★½

    I just saw this in cinemas during what was probably the first screening since its theatrical run and it was honestly the best day of my life.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Hey, hello, I am not okay!!! This felt like if bisexual Miyazaki fucked with Sufjan Stevens. Call Me By Your Name has me completely incoherent, I am a mess.