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  • Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

    Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

    ★★★

    Rather cramped, though I suppose that's to be expected. Still, it certainly makes for a lesser experience than the series whose gruesome horror, visual splendor (which seeing it in a theater would’ve helped) and stakes are marred here by lack of breathing room and buildup. Bondrewd is so unconscionable a villain, so cruel and fascinating that he deserved more than this, largely a simple combat exercise. Of course much is revealed of his ideology and nature to deepen him, and…

  • Once

    Once

    ★★★½

    FUCK LA LA LAND

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  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★★

    This is from an assignment from my Art Philosophy class, hence why I mostly talk about the opening shot. I got an A.

    I often argue for the importance of context in art, and this is one of the ultimate uses of it in film. The opening shot of Michael Haneke’s brilliant film Caché is at first mundane, then terrifying as it recurs throughout the film. It didn’t need to be artfully framed to serve its purpose perfectly and at…

  • R.I.P.D.

    R.I.P.D.

    ★½

    I still haven't seen Seven Samurai.