Karl Delossantos

A nyc gay with medium movie opinions. 🍅 Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic. OFCS. Dorian Awards voter.

Favorite films

  • Black Christmas
  • The Wedding Banquet
  • Weekend
  • Before Sunset

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  • Barbarian

    ★★★★

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    ★★★★★

  • Smile

    ★★★

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    When horror is done right, terrifying, heart-stopping horror, it grabs every one of your senses and makes you hyper-aware of all of them. It lays in wait, biding its time and revealing just enough throughout until the story comes crashing together at the end. It has a grounding in something real and human so that the horror feels even more imminent. Considering that definition, it's not an exaggeration to say that Hereditary is horror done perfectly.

    For a period, you think you can call…

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  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★

    I realized I never logged this! My second watch was even better than the first because I could really pay attention to all the plot mechanics in the setup. What's incredible is each of the three acts has its own three acts. Like each could be a short film in itself.

    Bill Skarsgaard is doing such complex work here. He might make it onto my personal Best Supporting Actor ballot.

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★

    I've finally decided that I would like to be the sommelier in the world of John Wick.

    no notes. even better than the first.

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

    Don't worry, Sam Raimi fans. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness fully goes horror—jump scares, body horror, a smattering of diabolical kills and all. It's an MCU movie but has Raimi's creepy groovy campy deranged DNA all over it. Start the Elizabeth Olsen Oscar campaign. It's messy, uneven, and ridiculous but also may have made a play to be my favorite MCU movie of all time.

    Full review on smash cut

  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★★★

    AFTERSUN is one of the best depictions of depression I’ve seen in film. Beautifully wrought with shots and score that play like a memory on loop. The last 10 minutes had the entire audience sobbing. Paul Mescal should be in the Oscar conversation. In tears. A masterpiece. #Cannes

    My full review is on smash cut