18 • he/his/they
weak content and slow jammin’
“It was the Boogeyman...”
It’s hard knowing how to approach a review of Halloween. It goes without saying that it’s a timeless slasher rightfully regarded as one of the best ever made, but there isn’t much else to say other than taking about aspects that have been discussed to death - but I adore this film, so that’s what I’m going to do.
Few horror films feel as perfect as Halloween. Right from the opening theme’s needle drop all the way…
One of the most disappointing movies I’ve ever seen in my life. Sacha’s dedication to this character is the only reason why my rating isn’t even lower. Nearly everything here falls flat for me, and that comes down to the majority of the humor simply isn’t funny nor even remotely inventive. The first Borat film was endlessly creative with its humor, whereas entirely this boils down to “conservatives are idiots” and doing nothing further from there. Yeah, I know that…
Just as brilliant and hysterical as Borat, and I’m convinced the only reason this wasn’t nearly as well received is due to the title character being less impressionable in the eyes of the general public. Sacha’s dedication to this character throughout each scene is genuinely astonishing, further solidifying himself as my favorite comedian. The swingers’ party may very well be one of the funniest sequences I’ve ever witnessed. My expectations for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm are through the roof.
At the end of 2014, I watched Chris Stuckmann’s video of the best films of the year. I forget how I came across the video or why I even watched it, because I really didn’t care about movies at all then. But I did take a few recommendations from that video that looked interesting to me like Whiplash, and I ended up loving them. I began to watch his content regularly, and through seeking out more of the films he…
It didn’t take too long into the runtime to realize that Climax is one of the greatest movies ever made. I don’t have much background with Gaspar Noé’s filmography except for Irréversible, but I feel fully confident in calling him one of my favorite filmmakers. I desperately need to seek out his other films. But my experience watching this in a theater is something I will never forget. Both introductory sequences that preceded the *real* start of the film were…