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Film Review: Babylon (2022)

They say to write what you know, so it’s no wonder filmmakers are so keen to make movies about ~the magic of cinema~ or their own adoration of the medium. These self-indulgences have become increasingly common in recent years, and 2022 is no exception; even Steven Spielberg has delivered his “love letter to cinema,” TheContinue reading “Film Review: Babylon (2022)”

Film Review: Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

Flying city to city and giving speeches on the history of storytelling might sound like a dull life to lead, but it’s perfectly ideal for Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton). With nobody to come home to at the end of each tour – no children, no parents, and only an ex-husband to speak of – AlitheaContinue reading “Film Review: Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)”

Film Review: The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

Is it better to live a good, honest life and be remembered accordingly by those few who knew you? Or to devote your life to crafting a legacy that will exist long after you’re gone? It’s a question to which Pádraich (Colin Farell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson) can’t seem to agree on an answer. TheContinue reading “Film Review: The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)”

Film Review: All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

It’s 1917, and trench warfare of the First World War is in full swing. German soldiers are ordered to proceed with an over-the-top raid across no man’s land; gunfire fills the air. After the massacre, survivors collect dog tags and uniforms from the dead – one such uniform has the name “Heinrich” sewn onto it.Continue reading “Film Review: All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)”

Film Review: Speak No Evil (2022)

Let’s say you’re sitting in a bar with some acquaintances. You don’t know a ton about them, but from what you’ve seen, they seem like nice people. They’re all polite, humorous, and generally easy to talk to. Now let’s say one of these acquaintances does or says something… questionable. Maybe it’s one of those covert-nudge-and-“didContinue reading “Film Review: Speak No Evil (2022)”

Film Review: Halloween Ends (2022)

What doesn’t kill you makes you…? In this latest Halloween movie, the thirteenth in the franchise and fourth in this timeline (for those keeping track at home) Michael Myers is certainly… something. What hasn’t killed him all these years might not be making him stronger, but “stranger” would be an appropriate replacement. This new installmentContinue reading “Film Review: Halloween Ends (2022)”

Film Review: Blonde (2022)

This is not a Marilyn Monroe biopic.  And no, this isn’t the start of a click-hungry “I-turned-it-off-after-twenty-minutes” rant. I may be click-hungry, but I’m certainly not keen to add to the fast-growing pile of contempt towards this film’s existence; surely there are more than enough people already doing that. Rather, as the writers behind BlondeContinue reading “Film Review: Blonde (2022)”

Film Review: Pearl (2022)

In 1918, a young Pearl (Mia Goth) sits next to her sister-in-law Mitsy (Emma Jenkins-Purro) and several other young women. These ladies are fairly harmonious with their fashion choice — white or beige dresses — except Pearl, who wears a bright red dress; needless to say, she already looks like Carrie during prom night. BothContinue reading “Film Review: Pearl (2022)”

Film Review: Don’t Worry Darling (2022)

Chances are, if you’ve seen your fair share of movies, you’ve probably already seen Don’t Worry Darling. The sophomore directing effort from Olivia Wilde (who also has a supporting role) is slightly different in its content from her debut – the fantastic coming-of-age comedy Booksmart – as it leans in the direction of reality-shattering sci-fi.Continue reading “Film Review: Don’t Worry Darling (2022)”

Film Review: Barbarian (2022)

Man…  This has just been a great year for horror.  Sure, the year started off pretty slow with nothing much notable but the latest Scream film hitting theaters, but lately, these things have just been pouring onto screens big and small. There’ve been all kinds of them as well: there’s the latest Jordan Peele spectacle,Continue reading “Film Review: Barbarian (2022)”