• The Wages of Fear

    The Wages of Fear

    From The Wild Bunch to Speed, it’s definitely one of the most influential films of all time.

    Still, within so much world building, and with Act I taking almost one hour, I wished it cared more about the single female character - Cluzot’s wife Vera would fare much better later on with Les Diaboliques.

  • Duck Amuck

    Duck Amuck

    ★★★★½

    The best Looney Tunes I’ve ever seen *bow*

  • Picnic

    Picnic

    ★★

    for the dance sequence, shirtless William Holden, and the funny montage.

  • The Boy Next Door

    The Boy Next Door

    I was tempted to add a heart to the *
    That kind of film.

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★½

    This was… bad. And not in a fun way.

    The political correctness of the new/young Cruella is the least of the problems, it’s way too overdirected, the CGI shots are way too noticeable (specially with the Dalmatians - what the hell was that?), it even uses one of my least favorite things in film: the slow motion. I also felt like they just turned her into a DC character with an alter ego and everything instead of a Disney one.…

  • The Swindlers

    The Swindlers

    ★★★★

    Rewatch, I had the idea that this was the most underrated/overlooked Fellini, and a 2nd viewing reinforced that.

    The sequence of the guy trying to rob a cigarette case in a party for gangsters and thieves is as priceless as the final atonement is heartbreaking. Fellini had this amazing comprehension of human behaviour in all it’s spectrum, in all its desire for escape by a miracle only they, the desperate for a solution can see it will work, whether by…

  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    The Slumber Party Massacre

    ★★★½

    This film has 3 girls discovering a dead pizza delivery guy and then eating the pizza, because ofc that would be a waste of food. And we gotta eat to think of ways of escaping a fallic driller.

    Need I say more?

  • The Mirror Has Two Faces

    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    ★★★½

    The tone might be mistaken for Nancy Meyers romcom, but this is a surprisingly insightful and engrossing film. And yes, I love Binoche and The English Patient but that Oscar was Bacall’s. I blame burning bridges or frontrunner status or both.

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    The power of the radio (and cinema).

  • Magnificent Obsession

    Magnificent Obsession

    ★★★½

    Sirk really could convert ANY soap opera plot into ART.

  • Four Good Days

    Four Good Days

    ★★★½

    Ben is Back > Four Good Days > Beautiful Boy

  • Welcome to the USA

    Welcome to the USA

    ★★★

    This captures so well the global mid 30s anxiety of “what the fuck am I doing with my life in this country” I’m a bit disappointed it doesn’t try to reach for a conclusion. But hey, maybe that’s the point?