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Joseph Tomastik

I’m very much a late bloomer when it comes to my love of cinema. I took a career path about as far removed from it as you can think, but over the years I realized just how much film could affect me, and how exciting it was to explore and analyze it to the extent I do now. I’ve been writing reviews and discussion pieces since 2018, and now hope to take this relatively new path even further. My favorite genre is easily science fiction, as it opens the door to so many possibilities while still trying to ground itself to varying degrees depending on the story.

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Review): A Risky Bet for Newcomers

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has apparently pleased fans of its franchise, but the uninitiated should be cautious of its undercooked characters and scattered storytelling.

Vertigo (Review): Hitchcock’s Perfect Descent into Madness

Vertigo is a thrilling masterpiece that expertly plants every seed before unveiling its true twisted purpose, earning its place as a nearly-undisputed classic.

In The Earth (Review): An Absolute Assault on the Senses

Despite some mundane earlier scenes, In the Earth provides horror fans with a sensory onslaught that complements its themes of isolation and disorientation.

The Last Rite (Review): Just Another Possession Story

The Last Rite begins with slight promise, but it ultimately becomes a misfire of a possession story with nothing new or exciting up its sleeve.

Why the Oscars Are Taken Too Seriously

The coveted Oscars have a lot of problems that compromise their integrity, and it’s perhaps time that they stop being taken too seriously.

Cha Cha Real Smooth at SXSW: Red Carpet Interview

Cha Cha Real Smooth was shown at SXSW, and we got to hear from director Cooper Raiff and his cast on the red carpet interview and in the post-screening Q&A.

Soft & Quiet (SXSW Review): The Sickening Horrors of Reality

Soft & Quiet masterfully plunges its viewers headfirst into some of the ugliest, most stomach-churning actions that humanity has proven itself capable of.

The Prank (SXSW Review): A Messy Bait-and-Switch Thriller

The Prank starts out as an alright high school drama with a tiny amount of its potential realized, but it devolves into as basic a thriller as you can get.

Bodies Bodies Bodies (SXSW Review): A Madhouse of Fun

With a stellar cast, tight filmmaking, and a setup and payoff that are equal parts hilarious and tragic, Bodies Bodies Bodies excels at its tonal juggling act.

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood: SXSW Review

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood sees Richard Linklater indulge in nostalgia and childhood fantasy, creating a warmth to which anyone of any age can connect.