• Dynasty

    Dynasty

    ★★★

    Once you've seen about 700 of these they get a little same-y. But also all 700 of them are equally rad.

  • The Beta Test

    The Beta Test

    ★★½

    Feel like there might be diminishing returns on Cummings' male meltdown guy even though it's as strong a performance as ever.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★

    There's IT residue all over this, but that's okay/not unexpected. Allows its supernatural elements to remain tantalizingly irrational and occasionally even dreamlike, and its more grounded depictions of trauma and abuse are suitably harrowing. I'm not sure it really coheres, but a genuinely spooky trip nonetheless, and the kid performances are very good.

  • Lamb

    Lamb

    ★★★

    Did I find this productively about anything? No. But the central image is so arrestingly absurd, and when combined with the incredibly portentous tone, honestly that was enough to keep it afloat. The more monotonous this got, the funnier it was to me.

  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

    ★★½

    VILLAGE OF THE DANED

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★

    It's fine if you want to remake REPULSION, but you have to have had sex before, at least once.

  • There's Someone Inside Your House

    There's Someone Inside Your House

    ★★½

    This might as well have been released in the mid-90s. That's not an endorsement.

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★★

    A tremendous work about what it means to be meat, and how beautiful and terrible transformation must be. Cronenberg gets tossed around a lot in these parts, but this is truly the New Flesh.

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★

    It's there if you listen.

  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    ★★★

    Nicecore. Clint Lasso. The kid is bad though.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★½

    Lovely to look at, but Campion's aiming at some pretty soft targets here, and with some pretty stale powder. Hardly the she's-back coup de grace we were hoping for.

  • The Voyeurs

    The Voyeurs

    ★★★

    I didn't love this, but it's also admirably silly and has just the right dose of camp. More importantly I'm just glad someone's still out there making vaguely boring erotic drama-thrillers for 13-year-old boys to crank it to. Should have used the original Billy Idol "Eyes Without a Face" though.