Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams

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Powerviolence and EDM enthusiast. I'll watch pretty much anything.

Favorite films

  • Zola
  • The Devil, Probably
  • The Irishman
  • Femme Fatale

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  • Mad Max

    ★★★★

  • Octopussy

    ★★★

  • Zola

    ★★★★½

  • Zola

    ★★★★½

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  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★★★½

    My previous review.

    Liked this sketchy online nightmare even better this time around.

    A constantly escalating dark comedy set in a liminal space purgatory. Doused in Florida-core humidity and sinister, washed-out mall-topia ambience, Zola is a genuinely brilliant collision of glitzy hot air and idiosyncratic Black metamodernism. Sleazy and hilarious.

    Amazing

  • The Devil, Probably

    The Devil, Probably

    ★★★★½

    Post-May '68 disillusion setting the stage for late capitalist ennui and despair. The Devil, Probably's detached deadpan is oppressive, painting a picture of hopelessness in a grim wasteland of lost futures. Neither the threat of imminent annihilation nor the thrill of debauchery even register anymore. Bored anguish on a dying planet. Eerily prescient.

    "I hate life but I hate death too."

    Amazing

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    Gangsterism as an outgrowth of rotten political machinery. Gangsterism as a refuge for stubborn, violent and damaged men.

    A sorrowful crime epic, razor-sharp in its dissection of the kind of guilt, sadness and loneliness that's deeply and painfully male, The Irishman is Scorsese's imposing late-period masterpiece, ruminating on violence, betrayal and loss. The bones of friendship and family crack under the cruel pressure of capitalism, machismo and time, until all that's left are memories and a completely mutilated capacity for remorse, mangled by decades of violent crime spent slot-mouthed and sickeningly unaffected.

    Masterpiece

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    Eye-popping, self-parodic sci-fi spectacle that sees Nolan finally freeing himself from the constraints of character and emotional stakes, opting instead for his most economical puzzle-piece storytelling yet, rushing his pawns from set piece to set piece in service of a vague end-of-the-world plot punctuated by exposition-heavy dialogue.

    Hard to say why the cultural consensus has landed on Nolan's films being hard to parse (Inception wasn't complicated, no matter how often hack comedy writers repeat the joke) but for Tenet's meticulous,…