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  • The Scarlet Empress

    The Scarlet Empress

    ★★★★★

    Show don’t tell

    Alluring and grandiose; the Scarlet Empress is a truly captivating, high concept cinema of excess in all it’s ostentatiousness glory. A style less concerned with historic authenticity. Instead; doubling down in rich, perverse, embellished, oversized & ornate visual design. Further solidifying itself as a masterpiece by an equally exquisite and enchanting performance by Marlene Dietrich and Von Sternberg’s ambitious and controlling style of direction.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★

    Expectations = Inverted

    To me Nolan is like a magician; the more you look for answers to how, why and what the more you’ll start to pick on the narrative inconsistencies. 

    Purely conceptual viewing is necessary, unlike Dunkirk but more on the Interstellar boat with the set pieces and events taking precedence over everything else. Ignoring the rather superficial exposition sparkled in like kids coming up with excuses to get out of trouble. Surely, there’s an audience that enjoys the…

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  • Phenomena

    Phenomena

    ★★★★

    It's the bee's knees it is!

    What looked like a decent thriller on the surface, is propelled into an exercise in visual grotesque horror. All thanks to argento's wicked direction, banger soundtrack choices (as usual), beautiful swiss landscapes, unsettling cinematography and the all so charming & mesmerising performance by Jennifer Connelly. Final 20 mins goes full apeshit.

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    ★★★★★

    Best western ever made?

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