Tori has written 371 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Dead Heat

    Dead Heat

    ★★★

    "Poor people are supposed to die, but the same rule doesn't apply to us-- we're rich!"

    You know I was wary of this because of the focus being on two cops, and there is some eye rolly moments to do with that and general sexism and all, but I have to say I enjoyed it a lot more than I anticipated. There's great practical effects, which really shine in an excellent 'butchered meat coming back to life and attacking' scene,…

  • The Man with Nine Lives

    The Man with Nine Lives

    ★★★

    Mason was bi and had a crush on Kravaal there's no other explanation for him constantly being so okay with all the shit he was pulling, a real Dan Cain and Herbert West situation.

    tw/cw: Nothing really.

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★

    On the technical side of things, it's definitely very cool and wild that they were able to do it. However narratively it falls very flat imo but I'm never a fan of war films, so.

    tw/cw: flashing lights/epilepsy warning

  • Beyond the Black Rainbow

    Beyond the Black Rainbow

    ★★★

    Compared to Mandy this is way more of a slow burn, and far more abstract in it's surrealism, but man the aesthetic. It still winds up pretty satisfying.

    tw/cw: epilepsy warning
    blood/gore

  • Burn the Witch

    Burn the Witch

    ★★★

    The universe of this is really interesting already, and the designs are great. It gets a little eye rolly in the sexualizing department, but it could be worse. I just hope Macy doesn't get played to be the possessive lesbian trope for long and gets more fleshing out instead.

    tw/cw: Aforementioned sexualizing

  • Carole & Tuesday

    Carole & Tuesday

    ★★★

    I really wanted to like this more, and in a sense I did enjoy a lot of aspects of it, but the glaring issues with its queer characters soured so much of what would otherwise be a really sweet, warm series. It's hard to take the overall message seriously when the majority of queer characters shown are either abusive, one to the point of downright being an antagonist, or treated in a way that's uncomfortable. You're telling me in this…

  • Unfriended: Dark Web

    Unfriended: Dark Web

    ★★★

    There's gay ladies including a Black woman, there's a disabled/deaf woman, and the more grounded reality angle that this one took gave me the heebie jeebies.

    tw/cw: suicide sort of
    blood/gore

  • Vamps

    Vamps

    ★★★

    It's Clueless but with vampires, including Sigourney Weaver as a hot one, and Dan Stevens is also there. Aside from a few eh gross jokes here and there, it was fun.

    tw/cw: Vague racism ""jokes""
    Blood

  • We Can Be Heroes

    We Can Be Heroes

    ★★★

    This was real damn adorable and fun. I hope this will be what Spy Kids was to me to a new set of kiddos.

    tw/cw: epilepsy warning probably?

  • Alien Xmas

    Alien Xmas

    ★★★

    Everything about this was adorable, it felt very much like the old Rankin Bass specials.

    tw/cw: NA

  • Frankenstein Created Woman

    Frankenstein Created Woman

    ★★★

    AKA Christina and her two doctor dads.

    I do wish that her new dads hadn't made her beautiful~ by removing her facial scaring and disability because the message that sends is a shitty one, but overall this take was really interesting. Cushing is hot as always, but the ending made me lose it. Something about the abruptness of it and then Frankenstein just dejectedly walking away while the credits rolled.

    tw/cw: suicide
    blood
    ableism

  • A Creepshow Holiday Special

    A Creepshow Holiday Special

    ★★★

    This was extremely fun, I really enjoyed how bonkers they went with it.

    tw/cw: racist slurs (when will we stop fucking using the word g*psy)