Joe Pro

Favorite films

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Midsommar
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • All That Jazz

Recent activity

  • The Bad Guys: A Very Bad Holiday

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas


  • Dead or Alive


Pinned reviews

  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead


    This is as good as any Bergman. 

    It’s often credited as a satire of consumerism, but it’s much closer to a bleak deconstruction of many aspects of American life, what we consider essential to that life, how we build it, what we’re willing to do to protect it and how its pursuit dooms us to a prison with but one escape. Plus it has a huge amount of action, effects and filmmaking craft. So, you know. A masterpiece. 

    Romero is…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    “What a picture.”

    Difficult to put into words what this movie means to me and how I feel about it. But let’s try!

    2001 was a massive inspiration to me as a child, helping evolve my burgeoning love of movies into an appreciation for cinema art. It may be my favorite film all time? It’s in the conversation. And it’s 100% responsible for an obsession with Kubrick that started at 15 and never let up.

    Seeing it now, in an…

Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Malignant



    All right, this movie’s great. Plays so much better with a group. I take most of it back. 

    That said, it’s Basket Case. Straight up, unabashedly the same story. I’ve read several times about “homages to Henenlotter,” but this goes well beyond homage or tribute. It’s his story. Not necessarily a complaint! I love Basket Case! But credit where it’s due. 

    It also still has trouble striking a balance with the tone and pitch it’s going for—particularly in how it…

  • Scream



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Revising my rating. Everything worked better for me the second time. This script is loaded, just like the first. 

    I also revised my feelings on Gale and Sidney, who are in the movie for exactly the amount they should be and are well used and played. Really nice work on all fronts, even their hair looks amazing. I am absolutely fine with this being the end and bringing the focus on the new bunch (who are all great, despite my…