Half gothic horror, half swanky noir, Nightmare Alley is a lot of cinema. It is written to fit together like clockwork, designed and shot to look like the best classics.
On the spectrum of spacefaring sci-fi thrillers, Stowaway exists somewhere in the middle of Gravity’s nonstop action and Ad Astra’s cerebral reflections, discreet and practical above all else.
One of Kaufman’s most experimental works, this film is an intriguing trip that blurs the border between memory and reality.
Knives Out has a smart script, a brilliant cast, and a humor as sharp as its title suggest. It is not the whodunit you expect; it is better.
What I liked most about Velvet Buzzsaw is that, for a film so acerbic, so sarcastic, so misanthropic, so nihilistic, its brutal takedown of the art world is… actually quite well done.
Hereditary will methodically target your deepest insecurities, your most primal fears, undermine whatever defenses you’ve built around them, and then ravage them with chilling ruthlessness.