Archive for Release Year: 2021

14 posts from 01 April 2023 to 08 June 2020.

  • Red Riding Hood

    Mixed Metaphors: The Movie. Sympathy for the Devil you know from childhood, since you brutally slaughtered baby rabbits with the future Wolfman.

  • Um Jantar Muito Original

    A modest proposal to serve man. This is an adaptation of a story by Fernando Pessoa, in his Alexander Search heteronyms.

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    If a film is shot all over green screen greenery and fire, can it be considered an animation film? Does the pope shit in the woods?

  • The Mauritanian

    Mohamedou was brought to Gitmo in August 2002, and was only release the week before Trump was elected. He won the case that would set him free just as Obama was being elected. The wheels of justice move slowly, but can be greased by elections.

  • Space Sweepers

    NANOMACHINES, SON! Akira for the younger generation.

  • Paraíso

    Oh, the humanity. It oozes from the screen.

  • Titane

    Violenté par une voiture. A more French version of mother!, and also Christine and Cronenberg’s Crash (not Crash).

  • Sombra

    Boyhood, without the boy. Burn my shadow away…

  • Dune

    Lord of the Sands. One Shai-Hulud to rule them all, one Lisan al-Gaib to bind them.

  • Benedetta

    Paul Verhoeven does a simpler version of Elle, with added black plague. Another unnecessary addition is the “based on a real story” bullshit.

  • The French Dispatch

    A series of shorts, a simple excuse for Wes and friends to make fun of The New Yorker in France at the producers dime. Just like the story itself! The producers indulge him because they know they will have a masterpiece in the end. The pinnacle of artistic indulgence.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    A moderately entertaining affair, between the bitter lashing out at Warner Brothers for forcing their hand and making them release a fourth Matrix. To compensate, they reversed everything.

  • Nightmare Alley

    Be careful what you wish for. There’s always a bigger fish, the conman becomes the mark.

  • Fabian: Going to the Dogs

    The opening says it all: a tracking shot of a modern subway station cuts seamlessly to the same subway in 1931 Berlin, right in the middle of an election campaign.