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  • Witchhammer

    Witchhammer

    ★★★★

    Boblig of Edelstadt has made my personal “Cinema’s Slimiest Villains” List.

  • A Bittersweet Life

    A Bittersweet Life

    It feels like I shouldn’t be this confused while watching a fairly straightforward if occasionally idiosyncratic revenge tale. Apparently this is considered among many to be the crowning achievement in this dude’s filmography and aesthetically it frequently crystallizes into something truly special but on a narrative level it’s incredibly unsatisfying equally as often. That’s not always a deal-breaker for me to be fair as I often value aesthetics over narrative in film, but when the intention behind withholding something important…

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  • Himiko

    Himiko

    ★★★★½

    At the intersection between surrealist art, kabuki theatre, and the ritual invocation of a god-queen lies this painterly deconstruction of the misogynistic foundations of a country's national identity.

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    If it wasn’t already the case that Wes Anderson had become more of a brand than a storyteller then, much to my chagrin, I think now that’s pretty much the case. Yet, admittedly, as a purely aesthetic object, this might be his most impressively crafted work to date. Might.