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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    From the first breathtaking shot of Queen Anne's lavish gold trimmed ornate bedroom, Lanthimos creates an incessant fixation to the visual and lingual layers of his newest Barry Lyndon-esque dark comedy

    Where Dogtooth was sometimes too cruel to watch, and The Lobster and Sacred Deer sometimes too awkward to bear, The Favourite is obsessively watchable. You might get more stimulation out of trying to decode the veneer of weirdness in Lanthimos' other work, but this is like eating comfort food.…

  • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

    Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

    ★★

    Weirdly not bad but also oddly terrible

    Does that make sense? Did anyone making this film care? Why would I?

    Also why does Leatherface's mask keep getting worse and worse as the series goes on? It's kind of like how each Halloween film increases its budget but the Mike Myers mask keeps getting cheaper looking. I have no explanation.

    There are some actually pretty impressively framed shots and Ken Foree lights this thing up the best he can but a…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★★

    The word "trainspotting" can mean alot of things.

    It literally translates to the phyisical act of watching trains, whether it be for a hobby or for recreation.

    It's also commonly used among junkies to signal the track marks it leaves on the arms of addicts.

    In the context of Danny Boyle's masterpiece, the word means all of the above. The life of a heroin addict could be summed up as the act of watching trains. You are watching hundreds of…

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★★½

    A beach party in the vein of Enter the Void. A mansion that glows pink like the neon letters in Drive. An hour and thirty minute party montage that oozes neon liquid and blares broken sound. A transcendent audiovisual trip into the depths of the American youth.

    Its Spring Break.

    Bitch.

    Compulsive trash humper and arthouse demigod Harmony Korine has somehow created one of the most visually and viscerally intense films of this generation. Uh huh. The film about Disney…