• Head

    Head

    ★★★★

    This might be the single hardest movie to read the tone of. This is simply meant to be a feature length music video for The Monkees. It's funny, surreal, and mainly meant to make you laugh and deliver on eye candy. It succeeds in being funny and entertaining, but mixed in are some incredibly strange sequences that had me completely confused.

    There are many sequences that are purely music videos with nothing but music and a random scene happening with…

  • Quatermass and the Pit

    Quatermass and the Pit

    ★★½

    This is solid Hammer Horror. What I like about Hammer is how their stories aren't always just the plain monster story, but there are ones like this where the horror is more of a cosmic level. This feels very Lovecraftian at points with the horror coming from things outside of our understanding and knowledge of the universe. It's a little cheesy, not perfect, but it's unique and I love cosmic horror.

  • Danger: Diabolik

    Danger: Diabolik

    ★★½

    Pure Bava in every way. Huge sets, shots, and with an absolutely wild aesthetic. It is hilarious to think about how this came out the same year as 2001: A Space Odyssy. It's fun.

  • Where’s Poppa?

    Where’s Poppa?

    ★★½

    Hardcore 70s comedy, by that I mean the comedy is very specific to the early 70s and probably doesn't work as well now. It's the kind of movie where when I watch it I spend more of my time thinking about the period it came out in rather than the movie itself. It has become more of a documentary of New York and the comedy of the time than a movie. Overall fine experience.

  • Apologies

    Apologies

    ★★★★

    Here Anne Charlotte Robertson displays the constant internal dialogue we go through in an authentic way. She's constantly apologizing for anything she can think of in both a sincere and self-aware way. It feels like a perfect representation of all the self-conscious and insecure thoughts bouncing around in my head at any given moment. I think that feeling is identifiable to anyone and that's what makes this so powerful.

  • A Better Tomorrow II

    A Better Tomorrow II

    ★★★

    John Woo doing John Woo 2

  • A Better Tomorrow

    A Better Tomorrow

    ★★★

    John Woo doing John Woo

  • Bunny Lake Is Missing

    Bunny Lake Is Missing

    ★★★★

    My new favorite Otto Preminger film. This is an intense, anxiety-inducing story about a mother who has lost her child, but the question becomes whether or not the child ever existed. I've seen movies with a similar plot to this a few times before, but after watching this it's painfully clear that they were just copies. This is so original in every way, even the open credits is one of the most unique of all time. Visually it fits perfectly…

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    ★★★

    This is pretty much all I wanted out of a Resident Evil movie. Just a serviceable movie that feels like an adaptation of the games. For the last 20 years, literally 20 years, we've had nothing but those god awful movies by Paul W. S. Anderson. He's one of the worst directors working today and his series could have been named anything else and almost nothing would have changed. This movie, on the other hand, isn't the best movie ever,…

  • The Man with Two Brains

    The Man with Two Brains

    ★★★

    Kathleen Turner yelling "ow my balls" was one of the funniest things I've seen in a while, although the moment was cut short when directly afterward when she screamed the n-word.

  • Play Misty for Me

    Play Misty for Me

    ★★★½

    I was caught off guard by how genuinely scary this is. For me, the most effective horror movies are ones that feel real or plausible, and this is perfect for that. The slow spiral of Evelyn getting more and more obsessed and then the complete lack of ability to stop her is intense. It makes you want to jump out of your chair. This makes me wish that I could have seen this when it was released to see how…

  • Dragons Forever

    Dragons Forever

    ★★★½

    This movie really shows off what it is that makes Jackie Chan's martial arts movies the best of the genre. This is so full of charm that you can't help but love every moment of it. There's always a great joke of just something to make you smile. The jokes are great and Jackie Chan always has the dial turned up to ten with jokes and martial arts moves. This might be my favorite movie of his, or either tied…