• The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    the one-sheet for this must have been as incredible as it were self-congratulatory: shakespeare, black and white, with 12 academy awards wins and 37 nominations (unless i missed some) between the cast and crew, produced by the newly created streaming arm of one of the world’s biggest corporations and the zillennial production company du jour (which also notches 7 oscar wins and 31 noms, if you’re still keeping track); it screams out, at the same time, “Here I am, with…

  • Certain Women

    Certain Women

    loved this. so tender and quiet. little triumphs and devastations in the middle of nowhere. i love women trying to make it work in the american west !!!!

  • Johnny Guitar

    Johnny Guitar

    WOW joan crawford is so good. loved the costumes loved the pacing loved mercedes mccambridge !! could have done without most of the men but overall wowie wow

  • The Gospel According to André

    The Gospel According to André

    if you’re looking for some great talking head moments and andré-isms (like i was) then this is great! beyond that it plays more or less like a visual adaptation of a wikipedia page; would have been more interesting had there been a more thorough investigation into his place at the intersection of fashion/journalism/race/queerness. still, happy this exists

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    love love love guillermo. this was such a fun foray into neo noir a lovely little flex of realism for someone so well known for the fantastical. it was maybe a bit too long (and a bit of a long simmer to a delicate ending) but i really devoured every minute. all star cast!!!! i could watch an 11+ hour movie with just cate blanchett sternly looking out art deco windows

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ok so the haim sisters are STARS!! and stepping out of a PTA movie feels like walking around inside one big gorgeous tracking shot. that said this movie felt like watching TV from the other room, like i could have it on while i do more interesting things. also it was so LONG! and the weird racist bit was so unnecessary and icky and weird. didn’t love this one paul!

  • Raw

    Raw

    sick and twisted and fucking nuts. julia ducournau knows claustrophobia like no one else. i did have to pause and take a break at the ******-***** scene! hannibal would hate this

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    *ns*l *lg*rt has all the charm of a wet towel and even that—plus the six year old who kicked my seat throughout the entire 2.5hr runtime—could not stop me from welling up every 8 or so minutes just LOOKING at this movie !! impeccable and so finely tuned. this is what nicole was talking about in that amc ad.

  • The Harder They Fall

    The Harder They Fall

    lots of big loud bold swings. i think it could have used some tighter editing to cut some of the excess and i sometimes found the pastiche of it all a little grating BUT when it works it really works

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    such an underrepresented portrait of motherhood and aging and desire. i almost wish it was a miniseries & i could spend more time with each of these characters/maggie gyllenhaal’s direction—which is so astoundingly lived-in !! hard to believe it’s her debut. made me want an orange real bad

  • The Last Seduction

    The Last Seduction

    “OOOHKAY!!! Linda Fiorentino, fucking that guy up! against! the chain! link! fence!”

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    like quentin tarantino for business majors who are also illiterate. beyond the twitter rabbit hole New Yorker CNN QAnon fun house mirror. poorly made and messy and bad. unfortunately every actor in this was excellent and ariana slayed