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  • Transit

    Transit

    ★★★★½

    90

    "perhaps you could help me, I'm supposed to register in hell."
    "But sir, this here is hell."

    stuck in the cycle of hope and loss. I love how the time period is almost indistinct and therefore works as if it could be happening in our current time (it's very clearly drawing parallels to the current refugee crisis) and not just the era (1940s) it's supposedly set in. tragic but equally strangely beautiful.

  • Hostel

    Hostel

    ★★★★

    80

    brutal and nasty af but not the hollow and generic torture porn film people think it is. Roth's style is unflinching and raw, the brief glimpses of horrific torture we see through the eyes of a character as he is dragged through this hellscape is a sequence that hasn't left my mind. It's truly horrifying. These moments on their own make for a great and effective piece of horror cinema, but it's the myriad of larger commentaries (intended or…

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  • The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

    The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

    If this isn't the best movie ever made, I will be disappointed.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★★½

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

    90

    "A thousand generations live in you now."

    May be the perfect finale not only for these characters, but for the saga as a whole. History and present colliding together. Brings everything and everyone together for one last journey into the Stars, one last fight for good and hope. I love the way it deals with identity, lineage and the past; that where you're from, what you have done before or succumbed to, it doesn't matter. What matters is where…