mother!

I was eager to see this, although I’m not an overwhelming fan of Darren Aronofsky. But it looked crazy, and we knew almost nothing of what it was really about, except that it’s a psychological thriller verging on a horror film. Sign me up! And while there will be spoilers later—I’ll give you ample warning—let…

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Twin Peaks: The Return (Finale)

Well, now that it’s over, we can finally assess Twin Peaks: The Return as a whole. This review will contain spoilers for the entire series and ending, if you haven’t watched it yet. During the hype that preceded it, viewers were hoping for a satisfying conclusion to the numerous stories of the original, and return…

Snowden

I had wanted to see this in theaters, but weak reviews and, you know, life kept me away. Then there it was for streaming, and me and my friend interested, and wha-BAM! Watch it we did. It’s not at all as bad as the reviews made it out to be—in fact, it’s quite good with…

Ingrid Goes West

One of the few movies I was really looking forward to, this one is a social satire of people who create perfect fantasy lives on Instagram, and you know how I love me some social satires—and hate social media culture and the damage it has done to humanity. So I’m totally up for it, less-than-thrilled…

Endless Poetry

So the first Alejandro Jodorowsky movie I’d ever seen was The Dance of Reality, which completely blew me away. It was magical realism employed to make emotional, if not rational, sense while telling the tale of the filmmaker’s childhood under an extremely rigid, macho father, and then the story of the father being brought low…

Valerian

This was one of the few movies I was looking forward to, because I love a good mind-blowing space spectacle with lots of incredible visuals, especially in 3D, and it all sounded like good fun. And Luc Besson usually delivers something at least fun, although often incomprehensible. Then the horrible reviews started rolling in, but…