• Killing Them Softly

    Killing Them Softly

    ★★★★★

    It's all worth it for the final scene. In my mind it's so much longer, and it's kind of the juice that's making me excited to get through the whole thing, because it's sting is so impactful, that it's one of the all-time punctuations on a film. Instantly it elevates from, singular, auteur, curio, into something long-lasting and relevant.

    Love how exactly on the nose it is, from minute one. Love how it attacks mainstream liberal politics, in a way…

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★★

    It’s just perfect.

  • Distant Voices, Still Lives

    Distant Voices, Still Lives

    ★★★★★

    Most special thing this movie can do is feel like it’s the first time, every time. Obviously over half of it is imprinted in my brain, but more often than not, the sequencing never sticks, and continuously find myself going, “right, now it’s this bit”. In real time memory and the current moment collide, and I get to intake the film in it’s state of meditation. No other flick is like this; in the way it’s constructed, the way it…

  • Scary Movie 3

    Scary Movie 3

    ★★★½

    Peaks way too early, but I broke into hysterics a wild number of times. Easily the best of the franchise.

  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    ★★★½

    One of the all-time endings, along with 4; were pretty much the only things I remembered from my viewings as a youth, and both still hit extremely hard. This movie feels like it’s 12 minutes, and honestly so little happens, while always keeping Michael on the periphery, which makes it feel pretty inconsequential. But! It does everything the reboot tried to, with half the effort, and half the self seriousness, and was honestly effective [enough]. Plus JLC is locked in…

  • Anguish

    Anguish

    ★★★★★

    Solidified its placement in my Top 20 for sure. Just a marvel. Can’t wait to show this to people for the rest of my life. Ahhhh.

    Tenet of horror movies.

  • Rio Bravo

    Rio Bravo

    ★★★★★

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

    Just downright magical. Love every minute. Was nice to hang with some pals. Also might be the funniest final action sequence in a movie; just some guys bein dudes, hootin’ and a hollerin’, havin’ a good ol’ time, after so much serious, dramatic, build. 

    So happy I get to watch this for the rest of my life.

  • Trouble in Mind

    Trouble in Mind

    ★★★★★

    Rudolph’s version of The Long Goodbye. Here, a figure stuck in the haunted past wanders through a vacuous landscape of a mirrored 80s [American] dystopia. Everything is a passing scheme or fad, money is all the counts for anything, credibility is all based on how you present yourself (which obviously crumbles when it counts), war/police/protest so ever present they’re meaningless, and a homogenization of culture so expansive every city looks the same. So at the heart of it all, in the…

  • Miracle Mile

    Miracle Mile

    ★★★★★

    The most powerful question in all of existence may be, if you were to knowingly be staring down your death, where would you want to be, and with who? 

    All-time jammer.

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★★★★

    The crystallization of the Lynch project. He finally succumbed to letting it just be a full on nightmare. The never ending cycle of women in trouble. Maybe hope can be found in dance, and unity, and the act of seeing each other, but it’s mostly just a never ending onslaught of confusion, brutality, and madness in pursuit of one form of control or another.

    Conflicted how I feel bout it being restored (it’s magic is it’s grimy, incoherent, aesthetic), but wanted to have it fresh in the mind before I eventually do watch the new version.

  • Anguish

    Anguish

    ★★★★★

    Too much going on. Cinematic perfection. Filmmakers should watch. Perfectly executed on every level. Know nothing. Just give it a shot if you can stomach a horror flick. Valuable even if you don’t love it. 

    It’s very easy to watch for free, via a google search and going to videos and visiting effedupmovies. Mmkay. 

    Just makes me want to applaud my tv screen. 
    Gotta see it in a theater 👁👁

  • Anguish

    Anguish

    ★★★★★

    I literally cannot imagine seeing this in a theater. I. There’s. I. Wow. Another time.


    ADDED: Yeah, I think this is my favorite Horror movie. Eyes Wide Shut and Silence of the Lambs are both higher, but as far as bonafide, straight, capital H, Horror goes? I think I just found it. We’ll see how a rewatch does. But I suspect it’ll still bang. And no way it drops that far down. Wow. Just wow.


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