Film Reviews

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Dune (2021)

Denis Villeneuve’s sprawling adaptation of Dune (Part One) captures a sense of cosmic scale unlike anything since 2001… which it transcends.

Henry Fool (1998)

Hal Hartley’s first entry in his Grim Family trilogy is his most famous, critically acclaimed, and in my opinion; best.

Red Rock West (1993)

John Dahl’s western noir/thriller is real 90’s hidden gem with great performances, strong cinematography, and plenty of entertaining twists.

Lamb (2021)

Valdimar Jóhannsson’s directoral debut is less a horror film and much more an unnerving arthouse drama.

Titane (2021)

Julia Ducournau’s genre-bending body horror masterpiece took the Cannes 2021 Palm d’Or.

Pig (2021)

The simultaneous bravery and vulnerability of forgiveness burns clean through Cage’s best work yet.  This movie is a real hidden gem. Or better, the rarest of truffles.

Annette still 2021

Annette (2021)

Leos Carax directs the surrealist pop-opera written by The Sparks Brothers. The exaggerated artifice of the modern musical…

A Night to Remember (1958)

The film is a technical marvel; and well worth anyone’s time who may be interested in the Titanic (or for anyone who loves the history of practical effects).

I Married a Witch (1942)

Rene Clair’s lighthearted screwball comedy is an absolute delight. Veronica Lake is smoldering with her signature peekaboo bangs.

To Die For (1995)

Exploring TV celebrity and small-town poverty, it is based on the 1992 novel by Joyce Maynard. The entire cast is excellent.

The Visitor (1979)

This insane cult classic is a sloppy mashup of the best 70’s scifi and fantasy elements.

Psycho Goreman (2020)

Psycho Goreman (PG for short) is the ultra-violent family-friendly cult hit of the decade.

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Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Even with so many great moments of absurdist slap-stick silliness, it never devolves into mere farce.

Flash Gordon (1980)

Flash riding his totally rad space-jet-ski will be forever iconic.

In the Earth (2021)

This return to Ben Wheatley’s raw, unpredictable horror roots is a welcome venture.

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

The only vampire film I’ve seen that really gets you into the head-space of living for thousands of years.

Living in Oblivion (1995)

Such a smart little movie. As clever as it is, the meta-conceits of the film are handled with such subtlety that it never becomes a mere formal experiment.

Walker (1987)

The truth of an 1850s anti-hero with a White Savior Complex is hauntingly distilled in Ed Harris’s pitch perfect performance. Satire at its most poetic!

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