Michael Sicinski

The methods are troubling, yes. But it’s hard to argue with the results.

Favorite films

  • Wavelength
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Certified Copy
  • Gertrud

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  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★

  • RRR

    ★★★

  • Watcher

  • Prometheus

    ★★★½

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  • Watcher

    Watcher

    [W/O]

    (0:34)

    Tired tired tired of American indie horror.

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★

    [6]

    I admired Candyman 2.0, although it is difficult for me to consider it entirely on its own merits. That's because, from an industry standpoint, it is nearly impossible to make a film with a strong auteurist point of view unless you work in horror. I understand that the original Candyman was also a work of social criticism, centered on the wanton abandonment of Chicago's Black underclass. But DaCosta seems to want to add certain wrinkles into that narrative by…

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  • Creepy

    Creepy

    ★★★

    [6]

    I miss the old Kiyoshi. The can't-be-sold Kiyoshi. Back in the fold Kiyoshi. That was the bold Kiyoshi. Remember Cure Kiyoshi? That wasn't your Kiyoshi? 'Cause that was my Kiyoshi. Damn, that was fly, Kiyoshi! You came with Kairo, Kiyoshi. That shit was fire, Kiyoshi! Even Bright Future Kiyoshi, that ill repute Kiyoshi. I dug it all, Kiyoshi. So why'd you stall, Kiyoshi? And then that Journey to the Shore? You got some gall, Kiyoshi!

    I miss the real…

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game

    [4]

    If you happen to follow my Twitter feed, you'll know that I've already gotten a bit hot and bothered about this film. In retrospect, it was probably a good deal of energy wasted, or at least misdirected. I tend to forget that useless dreck like The Imitation Game is pimped on every streetcorner around Oscar season by an industry that considers movies as product, not art. Most of the time, that product is slathered in Adam Sandler, and it…