Chili Nelson

Chili Nelson

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Writer sometimes. Mostly referred to as a vampire by friends.  

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  • Begotten

    Begotten

    ★★★★★

    Taken from an essay I wrote for my MP - Horror class. 

    Inspired by director E. Elias Merhige's near-death experience in a car accident, Begotten is a near-impossible film to rate or describe for that matter. It does not set out to entertain the way a Jaws or a Nightmare On Elm Street does, reveling in suspenseful set pieces or jump scares. There is no dialogue, and no narrative in any traditional sense; the loose tale of cosmic death and…

  • The Reflecting Skin

    The Reflecting Skin

    ★★★★★

    Taken from an essay I wrote for my MP - Horror class. 

    Every now and then, a movie catches you by surprise...even as you're experiencing it. Sometimes, a movie even seems to coalesce suddenly before your very eyes (and in your heart). And as it reaches that final, human crescendo, you're left unexpectedly breathless, overcome emotionally by the movie's impact. Such a movie is Philip Ridley's bizarre 1991 effort, The Reflecting Skin. It's not an easy film to watch or…

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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    I know, Parasite, but I’d contend this is still the better Bong film.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★

    As timely as this is in 2020, it’s still way too safe to be a truly timely film.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★

    Quite possibly Nolan's worst effort to date. An expository load of drivel that has the gumption to continually assault its audience with unnecessary information. If you don't get sick of characters explaining things that make no sense, you'll be bored senseless by the emotionally manipulative score and the ineptitude of the storytelling. "Disastrous" doesn't even begin to highlight the movie's lack of restraint.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out

    ★★★★½

    Mad Max who?