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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    My body was ready. My soul was ready... My mind was not ready.

  • I Am Not Your Negro

    I Am Not Your Negro

    ★★★★★

    "The world is not white. It never was white, cannot be white. White is a metaphor for power, and that is simply a way of describing Chase Manhattan Bank."

    James Baldwin understood our country possibly better than any other person that has lived in it. Or, at least he was able to articulate it in such a way that we feel the weight of these 400 years bearing down on the black men that brought white men here to this…

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  • Frankenweenie

    Frankenweenie

    ★★★★

    Quite a low bar for the best Tim Burton film in the 2010's, but this one surely is and by an exceedingly wide margin at that.

  • Monster House

    Monster House

    ★★★½

    The harsh animation didn't look great then and looks even worse now and I'll be damned if this should actually be for kids. That concrete scene alone...

    ...But, gimme Steve Buscemi any day 🏚️

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★★

    As I have had the same nightmare after each of my four previous viewings, it held true that my dreams last night were filled with the extended arms of Freddy Kreuger that are featured in that early chase scene in the film. There's something in particular about those fantastical accordion arms that make them one of the most frightening elements of the entire movie. They still haunt me, some twenty years after seeing it for the first time, and I…

  • Creepshow

    Creepshow

    ★★★★

    Anthology horror hasn't been done any better than this. King and Romero are the perfect match for all of us horror nerds.