DoctorDoom has written 111 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    This is the first movie I've watched in two months

    As the resident MCU Black Widow hater, I regret to inform the public that this is actually good. Nobody is more upset about this turn of events than I am

    First half genuinely good to great. Feels committed to subgenre and well thought out from a directorial standpoint. Slides a lot in the back half with some sloppy editing and payoffs but not enough to derail it

    ScarJo is still…

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    This is the only good movie Guy Ritchie has ever made. Punchy and efficient in a way his work has never been. Could stand to be a lot less racist. Michelle Dockery is hot.

  • Ronin

    Ronin

    This was one of my dad's favourite movies. Whenever it was on TV, he'd always stop whatever he was doing and watch it. Probably seen bits and pieces of this a dozen times over my life. Two hours of dudes rocking, getting into gun fights and car chases. He loved it every time.

    I miss him.

  • Noah

    Noah

    First half of this is brilliant. From the beginning all the way to the flood, I was completely enraptured by the world Aronofsky created, a place that feels biblical in every meaning of the word. Based on scripture, yes, but also grand and majestic in ways that evoke Peter Jackson and Gareth Edwards, a massive canvas upon which stories of a scale we can only barely come to fathom unravel before our eyes. I loved the Watchers, the stark portrayal…

  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell

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

    If I was cursed to burn for all eternity I would simply double check to make sure I had the correct envelope before passing it on. RIP to Christine but I'm different

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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

    Climax: The Movie™

    This is going to take a while, and yes, you absolutely can take that as a joke about the running time. Overall I like this movie but there's some things we need to talk about

    1) Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow does not work when he doesn't have other characters to bounce off of. This is the mistake 4 and 5 made; as a solo lead, he's just chaotic antics with no anchor. This is why the Sparrow-Will-Elizabeth…

  • The Blob

    The Blob

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

    An exercise in sheer brutality.

    The original The Blob didn't really do it for me. Painfully slow for a movie under 90 minutes, and its 50's-era charm never made it more than a novelty in my eyes. I did appreciate the opening theme song and silly tone, which fit the film's status as a genuine B-Movie made independent any studio's financial backing, but overall, I thought it was a great idea for a movie monster that didn't get the chance…

  • Chalet Girl

    Chalet Girl

    Felicity Jones is an Academy Award nominated actress and starred in a Star Wars movie and I still feel like I have to forcibly get people to remember she exists. She's so effortlessly charming and manages to make this movie, which is pure YA romcom fluff, not just bearable but kind of adorable. She learned to snowboard for this movie! When will you all realize

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Alright, time for a hot take. After my latest rewatch of the prequel trilogy in a single sitting, it's time to speak my truth.
    Attack of the Clones is my favourite prequel.

    Everybody says this is "the worst Star Wars movie" like it's a known fact. I'm not here to tell them they're wrong. I'm here to, if not necessarily "go to bat" for this film, to at least offer an alternate perspective, and say that out of the three…

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

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

    It's fine.

    I always find it weird when the subtitles that franchise sequels are forced to go with since movie studios decided that numbered installments went out of vogue don't actually reflect the movie's story in any meaningful way. Avengers: Age of Ultron doesn't feature the "Age" of Ultron, since the entire plot takes place over about four days. You could probably interchange all of the generic titles of the Resident Evil sequels (aside from The Final Chapter for obvious…

  • The Transformers: The Movie

    The Transformers: The Movie

    Today, there are countless versions of Transformers. From a myriad of cartoons, a plethora of comics and even the rather unfortunate live-action film series, Transformers, more than any other 80s narrative-for-toyline property, is a cultural touchstone. But why? What was so special about Optimus Prime, Megatron, and these robots in disguise? What did they have that the competition didn't?
    They had Transformers: The Movie.

    Now, plenty of similar toylines had films, but none of them have the same staying power…

  • Casque

    Casque

    "Reality is nothing and nothing is real . . . ."
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead is probably the most underappreciated actor of her generation. Melding disarming charisma, empathetic expression and naturalistic physicality into a unique screen presence, she always makes whatever character she's been given feel both heightened and humanistic.

    Although she got her start in soap operas and television films like The Long Road Home as a teenager, Winstead truly broke out courtesy of Disney, playing supervillain Gwen Grayson in…