• Becky

    Becky

    ★★★

    A little thin, but tightly focused in its brutality. Not as fun as it might've been – it's pretty grim – but was definitely worth catching.

  • Human Lanterns

    Human Lanterns

    ★★★

    Fast coming to grips with the fact that no Shaw Brothers film will ever be as weird as Boxer's Omen. Still, pretty pretty pretty good. That mask is superb.

  • DTF

    DTF

    ★★★

    Watching a documentary fall apart at the same time as its subject is trainwreck fascinating. This is not a great film, nor is it an easy viewing experience, but it is certainly something which had me rapt.

  • Ip Man

    Ip Man

    ★★★

    Those fights are legit. The one on ten is pure wonder.

  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    ★★½

    The first hour equates "wacky" with "weird," and gets a little tiresome, but the last half hour or so gets legit fun and goes for broke. It gets actual weird – like, the way an awkward 10 year-old gets weird – and becomes the movie I had hoped for. Roth's movie doesn't knock it out of the park, but as a starter kit for spooky kids, it's not bad.

  • The Babysitter: Killer Queen

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen

    ★★½

    Uneven as hell, but defs fun.

  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    ★★★½

    I wanted weird. I got weird.

  • Red, White & Wasted

    Red, White & Wasted

    ★★★

    Watching my wife get pissed off while viewing was almost as fascinating as the pure trash fest on display in this doc.

  • Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock 'n' Roll

    Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock 'n' Roll

    ★½

    Those reenactments are just ... ugh. So dumb. Not bad, but watching a buncha old white dudes talk about Chuck Berry is pretty cringeworthy. Also, if you know Chuck Berry's story at all, the only solid stuff are the interviews with his family.

  • Death of Me

    Death of Me

    ★★½

    It's 1/3 WICKER MAN,1/3 ROSEMARY'S BABY, & the rest is vacation horror in Thailand. MYSTICS IN BALI lite.

  • 12 Hour Shift

    12 Hour Shift

    ★★★½

    In-fucking-tense.

  • Howard

    Howard

    ★★★½

    Startlingly impressive career in such a brief time. Shockingly saddening. I appreciate the lack of talking heads. It makes the story more about Ashman than it would be otherwise.