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  • Fresh

    ★★½

  • Firestarter

    ★★

  • Witch Story

    ★★

  • Agnes

    ★★

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  • Fresh

    Fresh

    ★★½

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

    Tact is off the table pretty much pronto for young director backlashing elite cannibal rings with safe postcard genre vanilla, in terms of artistic revenge a more thorough leaning in to creamy wrong a la Scary of Sixty First potentially the trump card against po-faced modern moralism. That said, from the reverse angle a certain sickly slow burn begins to sting at the first romantic dinner of sautéd buttock ragu, the one with Exit Music For A Film string section,…

  • Agnes

    Agnes

    ★★

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

    As news of Agnes travels it'll gain identity as that film that is two films. Toss a stone and you'll hit a review that says "first half banger, second half blehh", or maybe one that warns cinema not to cross the streams. Well it's art so no rules. It's not the structural conceit in itself that is the issue, it's that the filling is nowhere near rich enough to validate the lack of centre, and the tonal mix strikes a…

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Phenomena upon phenomena upon phenomena.

    Where are we even at with media?

    What night-time lost highway are we on?

    What year is this?

    Who would even know how to write this up? The linguistic gymnastics it would require to detail the specific machinations of drama on display here are well out of my reach. Why even bother with a synopsis – a dutiful major is assigned to the hangover of Project Blue Book and unearths the mysteries of the evil…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★

    Fat on lolly-bags of post-structuralist conceit, the way-past-expiry custodian of cinema's rotting pig gunpoint-coerces witness to the starbucks-wisdom of his begrudging failure to elicit connective universality through his measly particular of culture geek-outs and gender balletics whilst paying no heed to the 'game's up, chuck' soliloquys of his topological cartoon ego-projections, verminizing the audience by leading them through the permafrost mud of quarantine with daisy chains of signifiers and signifieds only to force-feed them their own exhausted shrivelled faces in…