• Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★

    chaos? bisexuals? panic? sick.

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    It was all downhill from "egg". Pretty tho.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★½

    Predicting the plot of whodunit films is almost as fun as predicting the most popular letterboxd reviews.

  • Lapsis

    Lapsis

    ★★½

    I was ON. BOARD. For the first part of this film. Then the third act whacked me in the side of the head like a crusty student film from the bottom of a pile of rejects.

    Alternate reality sci-fi critique of failing capitalist structures? I'm always here for it; shame it didn't stick the landing.

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★½

    "DEREGULATE TAPIOCA" may be the funniest thing I've seen this year.

  • I Blame Society

    I Blame Society

    ★★★★

    Hooked me in the opening scene. Right up my alley kind of humour, confirmed in its self-aware comparison to "weird Frances Ha", a personal favourite. Perfectly charming satire that had the cinema in stitches.

  • Shame

    Shame

    ★★★½

    You ever just... hate men?

  • Bloodshot Heart

    Bloodshot Heart

    ★★

    Despite clear technological proficiency and capability for producing stunning visuals, this Aussie independent falters in a lack of clear direction and poorly written secondary characters, especially the women. The stills are frame-worthy, and the protagonist is immensely engaging to watch (thanks to an incredible performance by Richard James Allen) but I can't see myself ever returning to this film. Visually a respectable debut, but for the sake of Australian independent cinema, Parish Maltifano needs to workshop the way he writes women.

  • Jumbo

    Jumbo

    ★★★★

    Damn this movie made me horny for a carnival ride... the power of cinema.

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    I may never truly comprehend the monstrosities of war, but I hope this is the closest I come to it. I came, I saw, I wept.

  • The Boys

    The Boys

    ★★★★

    I think I'll need a shower after this one.

  • Run

    Run

    ★★★½

    Hey, Chaganty! I see that little Searching Easter egg you left there, you cheeky little guy!