Julian Guerra

I don’t know anymore.

It’s either going to be year of moody occult films or Aubrey Plaza movies.

Favorite films

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • The Fifth Element
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Macbeth

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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★

  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★

  • Anthropophagous

    ★★★

  • Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★★

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    Horror is mostly being okay until you’re not okay. Ari Aster’s characters are never okay to begin with, then they become ghastly effigies. Mockeries of who they once were, their purpose co-opted.  

    The consensus has labeled this as a horror movie about grief. I believe it’s more about how our privilege to believe that we will never experience grief at extreme levels results in delusions that leave us at the mercy of the unknown.  

    Aster wants to drag…

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★★

    This love triangle turned love parallelogram depicts the most painful aspects of a disintegrating relationship while playing with Cosmic (well, Weird at the very least) horror tropes and Eastern European folklore.  

    Isabelle Adjani is a woman who leaves an uncultured man (Sam Neil), for a cultured man (German guy with his taco meat out), then for a nameless thing with unknown intelligence. 

    This whole movie is INCREDIBLY unsettling. The color pallet is oppressive, the acting is frenetic, the setting evokes paranoia,…

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  • The Pope of Greenwich Village

    The Pope of Greenwich Village

    ★★½

    For some reason Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts walking arm in arm is the toughest thing ever. The downside is that there are a lot of loose threads in a (kinda) heist movie. So I had questions:

    - Did Eric Roberts say he prostituted himself to pay for that race horse? Might be a more interesting story there.

    - Did Daryl Hannah invent an aerobics/boxing hybrid exercise regimine? In the early 80s? Might be a more interesting story there.


    - Why…

  • Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom

    Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom

    ★★½

    If you ever wanted to see a baby Lovecraft build snowmen with Cthulhu then this movie is for you.