• The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    40th anniversary Fathom event - I didn’t even notice whatever projection issue people were up in arms about because the lady next to me was having such an amazing time. Drank like 4 Trulys and said “this movie is sooooooo good” at every big gore effect.

    And she was right!

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★

    More of a vibe piece than I wanted it to be...idk probably a me problem. Liked what KStew was doing.

  • Day of the Animals

    Day of the Animals

    ★½

    Deserves a remake! Really can't be too on the nose with environmental messages anymore but the real problem is that the interpersonal dialogue is terrible and the animal attack to people walking in the woods bitching at each other ratio is just not working out. I fell asleep!

  • Paranormal Activity 3

    Paranormal Activity 3

    ★★★★

    The best one probably.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    I wished this were weirder? I still really dug most of it – the raid sequence is honestly stunning and worth going to a theater for even though it’s out on VOD – but, and maybe this is me being poisoned by reading that profile of Eggers where he laments the new constraints that came along with his much higher budget, I wanted it to be weirder! I know it’s not a horror movie like Eggers’ previous two, both of…

  • Men

    Men

    ★★

    Now that Garland has made a 2nd, shittier #YesAllMen movie you can stop commenting on my Ex Machina post, thanks

  • The Entity

    The Entity

    ★★★★

    Having a hard time believing that recreating her entire house and dousing it with liquid helium is in the budget for these grad students pioneering the field of hunting ghost rapists.

  • Paranormal Activity 2

    Paranormal Activity 2

    ★★★

    Mixed bag. Revealing that it’s a prequel sucks the tension out of everything but the final moments – because surely, if Katie’s sister or her family had died, she would have said something about it in the first film when she was discussing their history of paranormal contact – but there is some good stuff in here. The standout bits are actually in the daytime when the characters are fully aware of what’s happening to them and just afraid to…

  • Paranormal Activity

    Paranormal Activity

    ★★★½

    This isn’t exactly a new observation I know, but Micah has to be worst horror movie boyfriend ever, right? Katie is sobbing on the floor begging him not to provoke the demon and he comes home with a ouija board. The movie doesn’t work unless he’s a huge asshole who is constantly filming her in her most terrified and vulnerable moments, but luckily(?) it’s established early on how bad he sucks when he ~flirtatiously~ tries to trick her into filming…

  • Jackass Forever

    Jackass Forever

    ★★★★

    caught some gross sickness from my bf so we got bonked on cold medicine and watched this. good time. lots of nut damage. Johnny Knoxville silver fox era???? more likely than u think

  • Moonstruck

    Moonstruck

    ★★★★

    Yes, Mrs. Castorini, I would LOVE some oatmeal!

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★

    This mostly just made me want to revisit Cage’s greatest hits, many of which go unreferenced here in favor of his 90s action roles even with all the ironic groaning in here about the state of movies and moviegoing and lack of adult dramas – making Cage himself an odd subject for a movie like this, given all his acclaim for Pig last year, which, yes, was not released until after this movie had been filmed, but he also won…