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  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans


    Far from the easy and tired bromides about this being a love letter to cinema, The Fabelmans is more specifically Spielberg's love letter to the human struggles of parenting in Post-WWII America. Oddly enough, this marks the second 2022 semi-autobiographical film detailing this era from an esteemed American auteur. Linklater's Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood also touched upon similar themes and sensibilities (both having grown up in a large, middle-class white family in suburban, 1960s America).

    In both…

  • Babylon



    Babylon is a fantastic title for a film that spends the bulk of its runtime teetering on the precipice of unbridled bedlam. Damien painstakingly crafted a multilingual picture in every sense — visually, linguistically, sonically. It never once dares to tone itself down. It plays like a series of calamitous, frenetic jazz sessions — episodic yet freewheeling,  cacophonous yet meticulously executed, and always unabashedly stentorian. Every scene is teeming with juvenilia, excess, bacchanalia, longing, insecurity, juissance, and depravity. Many have…

Recent reviews

  • Sanctuary



    This is as if Succession & Secretary were bound together in a succulent & sadomasochistic love story. A near perfect erotic thriller.

  • Triple Frontier

    Triple Frontier


    A fever dream of testosterone-fueled melancholy,  post-military angst, heist movie hijinks, Michael Mann-style professional machismo, torrential rains, tactical reconnaissance missions, survivalist schadenfreude, anti-capitalist fury, conscientious lapses, precision sniping, mythological terrains, practical escape complications, realistic compromises, and lush overhead shots of helicopters flying over the Andes and highways snaking through the Latin American jungle. This gorgeously depressing geopolitical treatise on the pathology of greed and temptation is one of the more ethically compelling and deeply unnerving bro-code action flicks in some…

Popular reviews

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone


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

    Blumhouse films are easy on the eyes but not on the mind. This should open with a disclaimer: Beware of losing brain cells if you dare think during this movie. Everything in the script is conspicuously manufactured and cheap — vacuous frills superficially crafted to pander to a thoughtless audience. The serial killer, The Grabber (Ethan Hawke), has zero motive or psychological complexity — he’s about as well delineated as his stupid name. The black balloons and black truck he cruises…

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside


    Jean-Luc Godard once famously said that “all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.”

    Bo Burnham just upped the ante, proving that all you really need is a single human being confined inside a single room—and maybe a caustic sock puppet, too.